New infotainment system brings smartphone mirroring, complements addition of new turbocharged petrol option.

Nissan Europe has announced further details of its upgraded Qashqai range for 2019, headlined by a new turbocharged petrol engine and a new infotainment system.

We heard about the new 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine a fortnight ago, but the company’s latest announcement confirms the addition of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring for the first time, thanks to a new infotainment system.

Dubbed ‘NissanConnect’, the “all-new” infotainment unit offers the aforementioned technologies along with over-the-air (OTA) map and software updates.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now included standard on all European-market Qashqai trim levels, bar the base ‘Visia’ grade.

There’s also real-time traffic updates courtesy of TomTom Traffic Premium, while a new ‘Door-to-Door Navigation’ smartphone app brings further integration between the infotainment unit and the driver’s personal device.

Further to the upgrades to the infotainment system, the 2019 Qashqai also gets a new driver display nestled between the dials which has been ‘redesigned’ to show more information when receiving text messages or phone calls, along with turn-by-turn route guidance.