Nissan Qashqai gets extensive updates

PARIS: Nissan has rolled out an extensive update for its Qashqai model, the vehicle that originally defined the crossover segment. Since its launch three years ago, the third-generation Qashqai has sold over 350,000 units across Europe, continuing to lead in its category.

The latest refresh aims to cement its position through a combination of aesthetic enhancements and advanced technological upgrades.

The exterior of the Qashqai now sports a more modern and dynamic appearance.


The front grille, inspired by ancient Japanese armor scales, features high-gloss, comma-shaped elements that enhance its visual impact.

Accompanying this are redesigned headlights that incorporate adaptive high beams and a new arrangement of daytime running lights, which now also serve as sequential turn indicators—a first for the model.

At the rear, the tail lights retain their shape but have been updated with new "super red" lighting elements that mirror the design of the front grille.


The bumper has also been reworked to align with the colour themes of the various trim levels, including the new N-Design grade, which presents a bolder aesthetic with body-coloured lower body sections and distinctive 20-inch alloy wheels.

Inside, the cabin sees significant improvements, especially in higher trims like N-Design and Tekna+, where Alcantara material now adorns multiple surfaces, enhancing the premium feel.

Seat designs have been refreshed across the upper grades, incorporating elements like quilted leather and unique embossing.


Technological enhancements are substantial. The Qashqai's infotainment system has been comprehensively updated to include more intuitive and connected features.

A standout update is the upgraded Around View Monitor (AVM) technology, which now offers a 3D view and can visualize the car from various angles, increasing safety and ease during parking manoeuvres.

Additionally, the introduction of Google built-in services integrates the vehicle more seamlessly into the digital lives of its users, providing access to apps, navigation, and voice-controlled features directly from the dashboard.


Safety systems have also been enhanced, with updates to the Autonomous Emergency Braking system and new functionalities in the Intelligent Speed Assistance system.

These improvements are designed to provide a safer driving experience through better detection capabilities and more effective intervention strategies.

Moreover, the Qashqai introduces the e-POWER electrified powertrain, which has been popular among European customers.


This system features a unique direct drive by an electric motor, with a petrol engine serving solely to generate electricity. This setup offers the immediate responsiveness and smoothness of an EV, without the need for external charging.

With these updates, Nissan aims not only to maintain the Qashqai's popularity but to expand its appeal and functionality.

The refreshed Qashqai is now in production at Nissan's Sunderland plant, the largest production site for the model since its inception.

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