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Nissan Qashqai

The iconic crossover pioneer pushes boundaries of design and technology
Thoughtfully revised exterior design to captivate crossover customers
Elevated interior ambiance thanks to new materials and trim
New N-Design grade for enhanced visual appeal
Updated NissanConnect infotainment, convenience and safety technology, including next generation Around View Monitor and Google built-in
Available with e-POWER, Nissan’s unique and innovative electrified powertrain

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 the car, enhance its strengths and add even more intuitive and convenient technology. The updated Qashqai is now in production at Nissan Sunderland Plant, where more than 1.3 million units have been built since the original was launched in 2007.

Qashqai exterior - a bold, distinctive and sporty look

The front grille of the Qashqai has been comprehensively updated to create a striking first impression, inspired by the patterns of ancient Japanese armour scales. 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” to give a sense of definition to the front. The new headlights bring a sense of purpose and presence, with an even sharper look.

At the rear, the composition of the lights within the unit has been redesigned, with red lighting elements now consisting of four individual elements which echo the shape of the front grille “commas”. The bumper has been reshaped and now features harmonised 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. For the higher grades there is a new 19” alloy and a new 20” diamond-cut alloy wheel design.
Three new colours have been added to the Qashqai’s palette. Pearl White is new and features a cleaner, pure tint that appears to give a glow in certain lighting. Pearl Black replaces the previous black option and brings a richer black tint. The eye-catching Deep Ocean sits eye-catchingly between dark blue and metallic teal. Five of the Qashqai colours – Pearl White, Deep Ocean, Fuji Red, Magnetic Blue and Ceramic Grey – are all available in two-tone, with a black roof for a more distinctive look.

Upgraded technology

The pace of progress in the automotive world now goes hand-in-hand with the progress in the areas of digital and processing technology. The updated Qashqai has harnessed that progress to make an intuitive and reassuring daily driving experience.

Around View Monitor [AVM] has been significantly upgraded.  When reverse is selected, the view of four external cameras is combined to give a bird’s-eye view of the vehicle to allow parking manoeuvres with maximum confidence.

The upgraded AVM system now features a 3D function, allowing the driver to see the car not only from above, but also to select one of eight different external camera viewpoints to visualise the car from the front, rear, sides or corners. It works in tandem with Nissan’s Moving Object Detection system, which sounds an alert when it perceives a moving object in the proximity of the Qashqai.

A feature known as “invisible hood view” allows the driver to see the position of the front wheels as if looking at them from just behind, enabling precise manoeuvres in tight locations.

A further new smart AVM feature is “Parking Spot Location Memory”, which allows the Qashqai driver to save frequently-visited parking locations so the car will automatically recognise the location using GPS. When this happens, the car will remember the precise position to allow perfect parking each time.

Upscaled interior trim

New patterned materials uplift the centre console around the gear selector and the decoration insert between the upper dashboard and glovebox.


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. The seats on the N-Design grade feature black leather with quilting and Alcantara® inserts, while specific a embossed “Qashqai” wordmark adorns the section just below the headrest.


An elevated life-on-board feeling is brought with the addition of ambient lighting on the N-Connecta, N-Design grades and above. Advanced red/green/blue LEDs are 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.


For the upper grades, there is 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.

"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 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."
Matthew Weaver, Vice President, Nissan Design Europe

Updated advanced driver assistance systems

Autonomous Emergency Braking functions have been recalibrated to sharpen risk detection and reaction.  In the case of emergency braking, the Emergency Stop Signal will be activated. This triggers the flashing of the rear brake lights to catch the attention of vehicles behind. It activates when sudden brake pressure is applied when travelling above 60km/h.

The Emergency Lane Keep System is now automatically activated on starting the Qashqai. It triggers the operation of both Lane Departure Warning and Lane Departure Prevention systems at speeds above 60km/h.  The Intelligent Speed Assistance system has been upgraded with an audible alarm.

New for the upgraded Qashqai is the quick and simple Driver Assist Custom Mode, which allows drivers to quickly tailor the precise level of intervention from the different assistance technologies according to their preferences.

Google built-in

The refreshed Qashqai is the first vehicle in Nissan’s European range with Google built-in as part of the NissanConnect infotainment system, which makes a near-seamless interaction between a customer’s digital life and their vehicle.

The updated Qashqai comes as standard with Google Maps and, once signed-in, drivers with a Google account 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.

Google Assistant allows the driver to use their voice for hands-free help on the go. For example, drivers can say “Hey Google” to control the vehicle’s ventilation system, heated seats and windscreen or to navigate to their next destination. Additionally, drivers can make phone calls and listen to audio instructions without taking their eyes off the road.

Drivers also gain access to an ecosystem of apps that are available for download on Google Play, meaning access to music, podcasts, audiobooks and more directly from their Qashqai.

The NissanConnect Services update will monitor the Qashqai on the driver’s behalf, reminding customers if they have forgotten to lock the car or close the windows. It will also warn them if the car has been tampered with or towed. In case of suspected theft, it can even be immobilised.

Qashqai customers with a data plan subscription can also use Amazon’s Alexa smart home system. Customers can talk to Amazon Alexa in their Qashqai, playing music and news, checking weather, controlling smart home devices and more.

"The addition of Google Automotive Services 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."
Guillaume Pelletreau, Region VP Electrification & Connectivity and new Revenues and Marketing & Sales Transformations, Nissan AMIEO (Africa, Middle East, India, Europe & Oceania) region.

e-POWER: our unique and innovative powertrain

In keeping with the pioneering spirit that gave birth to the original Qashqai, and which invented the crossover segment, e-POWER is the unique and innovative electrified powertrain that has proved so popular with customers since its launch in 2022.

In the world of engineering, the simplest ideas are often the best. And e-POWER perfectly reflects that principle. The petrol engine generates the electricity which is used to drive the wheels.

The result of that simplicity is a drive experience which combines responsiveness and refinement with efficiency – with no compromise on driving pleasure. Thanks to e-POWER, customers no longer need to accept a mediocre driving experience as they do with traditional hybrids.

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 is body-coloured on the N-Design. There are also unique, all-new 20″ alloy wheels, which bring added on-road presence.

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