Nissan QASHQAI updates for 2020

2020 Nissan QASHQAI update News

2020 Nissan QASHQAI ST Plus 6 drivingNissan is updating one of Australia’s favourite small  2WD SUVs, the Urban based Nissan QASHQAI, adding comprehensive connectivity and active safety enhancements across the range.

Nissan QUASHQAI Updates at a Glance

  • Apple CarPlay / Android Auto now standard across range
  • Suite of standard active safety systems added to ST+
  • Pedestrian Detection with Intelligent Emergency Braking up to 60 km/hr for Ti

Nissan’s QASHQAI models have been a resounding success for the manufacturer, carving out around 9.5% market share of an incredibly crowded small SUV segment. This is especially so given the fact that it is 2WD only. Nissan sold 11,653 QASHQAI models in 2019. 


The arrival of the updated QASHQAI range offers customers greater levels of connectivity and technology, as well as more opportunity for individual expression in the form of the limited edition N-SPORT model, which will sit between the ST-L and range-topping Ti.

2020 Nissan QASHQAI ST Plus 1 Rear

Nissan’s QASHQAI Model Walk

For the entry-level ST, additional equipment comprises Apple Car Play and Android Auto compatible infotainment system with voice recognition and digital radio receiver integrated into Nissan’s next-generation 7-inch screen.

The ST+ model adds new rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlights with High Beam Assist, fog lights, Intelligent Driver Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Blind Spot Warning technology. For the Ti model, its already very high level of specification is enhanced by the addition of Pedestrian Detection (with Intelligent Emergency Braking) that operates at speeds up to 60km/h.

“Leveraging a host of advanced technologies as part of Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility platform, sharp looks and a comfortable and user-friendly interior, the QASHQAI is justifiably etched into the Australian small SUV market as a successful and popular competitor,” said Stephen Lester, managing director of Nissan Australia.

“Updates to the 2020 QASHQAI model range, including standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, increase its appeal and make it a clear standout in the crowded small SUV segment of the market.”

The Nissan QASHQAI is safer than ever thanks to additional technologies added to the range as part of the brand’s commitment to Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM).

2020 Nissan QASHQAI ST Plus 5 safety

Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM)

NIM represents the brand’s advanced technologies which make its cars more desirable by redefining how they are driven, powered and integrated into society. The goal is to make Nissan drivers feel more confident, excited and connected, while also enhancing road safety.

For a full rundown on the features see HERE

2020 Nissan QASHQAI ST Plus 3 interior

Infotainment System upgrade

There are two new head units used across the range, the A-IVI Display Audio which is found on the ST model, and the A-IVI NAVI used on the rest of the range.

The A-IVI NAVI unit provides smartphone mirroring for both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, shortcut icons and widgets, a customisable menu screen, multi-touch capacitive screen, 3D map displays, SMS/text messaging, free map updates, single line search function and a connection manager for USB and smartphones.

The map upgrades are free for the first five years and are upgraded via a USB inserted into a computer and then transferred to the vehicle. Previously, the SD card-based system required visits to a Nissan dealership to be upgraded. Map upgrades are available twice yearly in March and September.

2020 Nissan QASHQAI ST Plus 2 front

The 2020 Nissan QASHQAI range is now on sale

  • Nissan QASHQAI ST 6MT $27,990
  • Nissan QASHQAI ST CVT $29,990
  • Nissan QASHQAI ST+ CVT $31,990
  • Nissan QASHQAI ST-L CVT $34,000
  • Nissan QASHQAI N-SPORT CVT $35,000
  • Nissan QASHQAI Ti CVT $38,490

*Manufacturer suggested retail prices (MSRP) *Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options

 *Premium paint costs an extra $595

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