FOLLOWING its highly praised introduction in Europe, the new Nissan Qashqai will be launching in Australia in early 2022. Although unmistakably Qashqai in its styling, the third generation is more toned, sharp and modern.
In its details, the styling reflects Nissan’s global design language, notably the V-Motion grille and floating roof. As with the two previous generations, the design for the new Nissan Qashqai was developed by Nissan’s European Design Studio in London.
The car will again be built at Nissan’s Sunderland factory. On the outside, the Qashqai’s enhanced body stance is more purposeful, with prominent shoulder lines, an extended wheelbase and imposing alloy wheel designs.
The new Qashqai maintains its overall ‘just right’ size, keeping the Qashqai qualities that have made its predecessors so popular. However, the third-generation model features efficient packaging that gives it a more planted, resolute stance on the outside.
The wheelbase of the car has increased by +19mm with the overall length increasing +31mm. There’s a marginal increase in height (+30mm) and width has increased +29mm for improved presence on the road.
The front end of the new Qashqai sports an enlarged Nissan V-Motion grille. This is flanked by slim, full LED advanced matrix headlamps with boomerang signature daylight running lights.
The forward lighting has been enhanced from the previous model to feature a slimmer, sharper design thanks to the use of LED technology. On the rear lights, there’s also graduated ‘raindrop’ grain optics which create a 3D lighting effect.
As customers appreciate being able to personalise their vehicles, the new Qashqai will be available in eight body colours with five two-tone combinations, creating 13 variations to choose from.
The black roof option is available with Ivory White, a striking new Magnetic Blue, an eye-catching Fuji Sunset Red and Ceramic Grey, while there is also a Ceramic Grey roof option paired with a Pearl Black body colour.
The panoramic glass roof, a popular feature on previous-generation models, is retained and allows light to flood into the cabin, further enhancing the spacious and relaxing feel of the interior.
The new Nissan Qashqai will be launched in Australia in early 2022. Further information, specifications and local pricing will be announced closer to launch.