The first interior images of the Nissan Qashqai have been revealed.
The new Nissan Qashqai will sport a longer wheelbase combined with smarter packaging for increased interior space. Knee room for rear occupants has grown by 28mm, while front and rear headroom has increased by 15mm.
Forward, side and rear visibility have also been improved in the new Nissan Qashqai. Enhancements include a wider windscreen opening angle and thinner front pillars.
The wing mirrors are also now mounted on the door instead of the A-pillar to improve lateral visibility.
Adding to the increased comfort are the wider range of seat adjustments. The Nissan Qashqai now sports Nappa leather seats that can comfortably accommodate adults of 145cm to 192cm in height.
A front seat cushion tilt will be available on the highest grade Qashqai.
The seat backs and cushion shapes have also been improved for better lateral support, with the bolster angle also optimised. A memory seat function will be available on the range-topping Qashqai.
A massage function for the front seats with three programme modes, along with new white ambient lighting will be found in the top-end Qashqai variants.
The new Nissan Qashqai offers an advanced infotainment system with a portfolio of connected services. These include smartphone integration, in-Car Wi-Fi for up to seven devices and NissanConnect Services, a dedicated app to control and monitor the vehicle.
A larger, higher resolution 9-inch NissanConnect display screen will serve as a digital gateway to navigation, entertainment and vehicle settings. It is compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Multiple user profiles with memory settings will allow navigation, music and system preferences to be tailored to each driver.
Outstanding audio reproduction is assured thanks to a Bose Premium sound system, which features 10 speakers and Bose’s Acoustimass bass box. The system has been tuned for optimal acoustic quality for all occupants.
A new high-definition, fully electronic 12.3-inch TFT multi-information screen offers a choice of configurable layouts to display navigation, entertainment, traffic or vehicle information.
These are all controlled using a new tactile dial switch on the steering wheel. A traditional “Kiriko” cut glass texture is also added to the TFT’s digital background – a nod to Nissan’s Japanese DNA.
A new 10.8-inch Head-up display will also provide navigation, driver assistance and road information within the driver’s line of vision. This helps drivers focus on the road for more comfort and confidence behind the wheel.
Introduced for new Nissan Qashqai are Vehicle Health reports, viewable through the NissanConnect smartphone app.
The new feature will inform users if their vehicle requires urgent maintenance and provides live performance evaluation and any malfunction alerts. Driving history and analysis is also available through the app, so users can see a summary of past trips.
In a first for the Nissan Qashqai, a front storage console provides 15W wireless charging for smartphones. The space will supposedly be able to accommodate larger devices, too.
Connectivity extends to all occupants with the console box now offering front and rear USB charging connections with both USB-A and USB-C ports.
Further reflecting the model’s Japanese DNA, the sound cues in the new Qashqai, such as the seatbelt reminder and turn signals, were developed in collaboration with Japanese video game developer and publisher Bandai Namco.
The sounds have been developed to be more harmonious, with a melodic dual tone signature.
The new Nissan Qashqai has a more elevated ambience, but it is still designed to cater to users who need to transport everything from pushchairs to groceries.
A powered tailgate makes accessing the boot effortless even when both hands are full. Overall capacity has increased by over 74 litres from the previous generation model, thanks in part to the cargo floor being lowered by 20mm.
For easier loading in low light conditions, there’s now dual lighting in the luggage area providing better illumination. A 12-volt socket has also been installed to power devices such as cooler boxes for camping trips.
Storage in the main cabin has also been refined to enhance usability. For instance, the two front cup holders are spaced further apart, improving storage and making smaller cups easier to remove.
And the door pockets can now hold up to 1.5-litre bottles, compared to just 500ml in the previous generation Qashqai. The doorways have also been improved in the new Nissan Qashqai, thereby making ingress and egress easier as well.