Nissan Qashqai

Nissan Qashqai: the original and now even better

Nothing stands still for long in the highly competitive crossover segment that Nissan pioneered with the original Qashqai. Since the launch of the third-generation Qashqai three years ago, over 350,000 units have been sold in Europe alone, solidifying its position as the epitome of crossover excellence—a pioneer that remains unrivaled. And to maintain its place as the reference in its segment, it has received a comprehensive aesthetic refresh, as well as significant technology updates.

From the bold changes to the exterior styling to the comprehensive updates to the infotainment and connected services on-board, the philosophy behind the changes to Qashqai is to keep the essence of what consumers love about Qashqai, enhance its strengths and to add even more intuitive and convenient technology.

Exterior updates refresh Qashqai's look

The new Qashqai exudes a sharp and modern dynamism thanks to its refreshed design.

- The front grille of the Qashqai has been comprehensively updated to create a more striking first impression.

- The flanks of the bumper are body coloured and a strip of black in a high-gloss finish runs below the numberplate to the lower corners of the bumper. Underneath the cooling aperture, there is a thin body-coloured "chin strap" which gives a sense of definition to the front.

- The new headlights bring an even sharper look.

- The daytime running lights now encircle the main headlight lens, joining with the thin light above the headlight which is similar to the unit on the previous iteration of Qashqai, but it now has an illuminated "Nissan" on its outboard edge. The upper daytime running light element becomes the turn indicator when activated and, for the first time, features sequential turning lights (according to the grade).

- At the rear, the shape of the lights remains unchanged but the composition of the lights within the unit has been redesigned. The red lighting elements now consist of four individual elements which echo the shape of the front grille "commas".

- The bumper has been reshaped and now features harmonized colour – either gloss black on the higher grade versions or body coloured on the new N-Design grade.

- A new 18" diamond cut alloy wheel is now standard on the mid-grade Qashqai.

- Three new colours have been added: Pearl white, Pearl Black & Deep Ocean.

Nissan Qashqai

New N-Design grade

A new addition to the Qashqai line-up is the N-Design grade. Conceived to appeal to Qashqai customers who'd like their version to be particularly bold, it features unique aesthetic touches. On the exterior, the lower body portion below the doors and the wheel arches are body-coloured on N-Design. There are also unique, all-new 20" alloy wheels which bring added on-road presence.

Upgraded interior trim

- In N-Design and Tekna+, you will find a new application of Alcantara® on the dashboard, door inserts, door armrests, centre storage console lid and even the knee pads all combine to elevate the on-board ambience. New patterned materials adorn the centre console around the gear selector and the decoration insert between the upper dashboard and glovebox, underlining the attention to detail which underpins Japanese craftsmanship.
- Updated seat trims have been introduced across the upper three grades of Qashqai for an even more premium feel. Most notable is the black partially quilted premium leather on the top spec Qashqai. On the penultimate grade, there's a quilted synthetic leather which is complemented by "burnt umber" flashes on the seat base and shoulders of the seat upright.

- The seats on the N-Design grade feature black leather with quilting, and Alcantara® inserts. specific embossed "Qashqai" wordmark adorns the section just below the headrest. Another new dimension to the elevated life-on-board feeling is the addition of ambient lighting on the N-Connecta, N-Design grades and above. Advanced red/green/blue LEDs discreetly located to allow the driver (or passenger) to personalise the interior lighting according to their own mood. On the two top grades, the LEDs are also located in the rear so all occupants can enjoy the effect.The ambient lighting settings can be controlled via the central infotainment screen.

"The new face of Qashqai has a more technical appearance, with more texture and eye-catching detailing. We were inspired by traditional Japanese battle costumes which combines craftsmanship with muscularity. We've worked hard with our colleagues on the front and rear lighting, giving a technical and precise impression and which integrates seamlessly. Inside, the new materials and ambient lighting elevate the on-board experience even further. Overall, we're convinced crossover-buyers will love the results," said Matthew Weaver, Vice President, Nissan Design Europe.

Upgraded technology

The updated Qashqai integrates cutting-edge digital and processing technologies to enhance the driving experience. Its signature feature, the Around View Monitor (AVM), has been significantly upgraded, now offering a 3D function and eight different camera viewpoints for improved hazard detection. The "invisible hood view" aids in tight space maneuvering, while "Parking Spot Location Memory" ensures effortless parking in familiar spots. AVM also assists in navigating challenging exits with limited visibility. Visual changes to the TFT driver information screen provide intuitive feedback, including color-coded modes for Sport, Eco, and standard driving, as well as a minimalist mode for reduced distraction.

"The updated Qashqai has benefitted from a comprehensive series of technological updates. From the next generation of around view monitor, which will prove useful for our customers every day, to the introduction of Google's built-in, which makes the Qashqai part of our customers' digital life seamlessly. At the heart of Nissan's commitment to innovation is an intuitive user-experience and true convenience. The updated Qashqai epitomises those priorities," said David Moss, Senior Vice President, Region (Africa, Middle East, India, Europe & Oceania) Research & Development.

Updated advanced driver assistance systems

The updated Qashqai boasts enhanced driver assistance systems for heightened vigilance and intervention.

Autonomous Emergency Braking functions, including Emergency Stop Signal activation, have been sharpened for quicker reactions in potential collision scenarios.

The Emergency Lane Keep System now activates automatically, providing haptic warnings when the vehicle veers off lane markings.

Intelligent Speed Assistance has been upgraded to include audible alarms for speeding.

A new Driver Assist Custom Mode allows personalized control over assistance levels, accessible via the steering wheel's shortcut menu button.

Google built-in

The refreshed Qashqai is the first vehicle in Nissan's European range with the suite of Google built-in, which makes a near-seamless interaction between a customer's digital life and their vehicle. The updated Qashqai is available with Google Maps and, once signed-in, with a personal Google Account drivers can access their favourite locations and points of interest. This reduces the dependence on a mobile phone and cellular phone network. Over the air updates ensure the map information is always current.

"The addition of Google built-in to the Qashqai reflects Nissan's spirit of innovation. Integrating this suite of digital technology will allow our customers to have the convenience that they enjoy from their smartphones, integrated into their cars," said Guillaume Pelletreau, Region VP Electrification & Connectivity and new Revenues and Marketing & Sales Transformations, Nissan AMIEO (Africa, Middle East, India, Europe & Oceania) region.

New Nissan Qashqai
New Nissan Qashqai
New Nissan Qashqai
New Nissan Qashqai
New Nissan Qashqai
New Nissan Qashqai