posted 5 years ago

New Nissan Qashqai For 2014

Nissan Increase Safety Features On New Qashqai

The 2014 Nissan Qashqai has more gadgets than a computer wizard's secret lair. As such, this crossover class vehicle – that is slightly longer and has a bigger boot than its predecessor – has a Front Collision Avoidance system. This scans the road via radar to monitor the space to hazards relative to speed and stopping distance. If this becomes too small it warns the motorist via an audible alert. Should the driver fail to react it then brakes to avoid the collision or minimise its severity. That is enough to make any computer wizard’s lair look sparse. Furthermore, Driver Attention Support – once it has “learnt” the motorist's driving style – monitors his or her inputs for signs of fatigue such as erratic steering movements. If necessary, it suggests it is time to rest via an alert on the dashboard. The Lane Departure Warning system, in contrast, scans motorway lane markings then warns the driver should the car wander off-line. The motorist can then take corrective action - and the system will not interfere if he/she uses the indicators to signal a deliberate change. This computer wizardry complements the Blind Spot Monitoring system which illuminates a light in the relevant wing mirror if a vehicle is concealed by (say) a rear pillar. The light then flashes and is accompanied by an audible chime should the motorist activate the indicators.

New Nissan Qashqai Intelligent Parking Assist, Around View Monitor, High Beam Assist

And there is more. The 2014 Nissan Qashqai – which has five seats and a higher quality interior than its predecessor – also has Intelligent Parking Assist. This searches for an empty parallel parking space then automatically steers the vehicle into it. The motorist simply operates the throttle, brakes and transmission and follows any on-screen instructions. This complements the Around View Monitor that incorporates a camera on each side of the car. Computer wizardry then creates a bird's-eye view of the surrounds for the touch screen display. The Qashqai also has High Beam Assist that automatically flicks between standard lights and main beam, a system that changes the feel of the steering, and Hill Start Assist to prevent it rolling backwards on slopes. Power options are the: 1.2-litre 115PS petrol, the 1.6-litre 150PS petrol, the 1.5-litre 110PS diesel, and finally the 1.6-litre 130PS diesel. All are turbocharged, and teamed with front-wheel-drive and six-speed manual transmission as standard. However, the more powerful diesel can be combined with four-wheel-drive and smooth continuously variable auto transmission. Trim levels include the: Visia, Acenta, Acenta Premium, and Tekna which are priced from £17,595 to £27,845 on-the-road. That is less than building a computer wizard's secret lair.

Why no auto for the petrol? When I retired I had terrible trouble with the diesel particulate filter blocking (low mileage) so had to sell my previous Tekna Was waiting for new Tekna auto and now will have to buy something else.

What is a wizard's layer???

Beautiful car