Nissan Qashqai gains semi-autonomous ProPILOT features in the UK

New special edition and range-topping Nissan Qashqai crossovers updated with semi-autonomous driving tech

The Nissan Qashqai is now available with semi-autonomous driving aids in the UK, and to mark the technology’s introduction a new special edition version of the firm’s popular crossover has been introduced.

Called the Qashqai Pilot One, it’s based on the range-topping Tekna+ version of the Qashqai and is priced from £33,380. Naturally, ProPILOT tech features as standard, assisting with braking, accelerating and steering in a single lane on highway grade roads. The tech can take over to a certain extent in both stop start traffic and at motorway speeds, though the driver must keep hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.

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The Pilot One also features pearlescent white paint and a chrome exterior styling pack. Inside, Pilot One Edition labelled scuff plates are found upon opening the doors, while the interior is upholstered in plum nappa leather.

Based on the Tekna+ car, it gets the Qashqai’s DCi 130 1.6-litre diesel with an Xtronic automatic gearbox sending power to the all-wheel-drive system. ProPILOT is available elsewhere in the Qashqai range though – it’s a £795 option on Tekna and Tekna+ models, though again only on cars with the DCi 130 Xtronic drivetrain.

An offering below the ProPILOT suite comes in the firm of the Drive Assist Pack, available as a £495 option. This includes most of the ProPILOT features, though it cannot bring the car to a complete halt and set off again once it is safe to do so.

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