A limited number of the All-New Qashqai Premiere Edition version will be available to UK customers, with deliveries beginning in the summer. The Premiere Edition offers unprecedented convenience features normally found in upper automotive segments.
The central 9” screen houses Nissan’s upgraded infotainment system, while an additional 12.3” TFT configurable screen sits in front of the driver, replacing the traditional dials.
To complement the high definition TFT screen, the driver will also benefit from a 10.8-inch Head-Up Display (HUD), the largest in the segment, offering speed, navigation directions and road information directly in the driver’s line of sight.
Additional convenience comes in the form of a wireless charging pad, allowing occupants to easily charge their smartphones. At 15w, the wireless charging unit is among the most powerful in the segment. And while the smartphone is charging wirelessly, suitably equipped iPhones can connect to the Qashqai via wireless Apple CarPlay®, allowing seamless usage of many of the phone’s apps. Additional connectivity is available for all occupants, with a total of 4 USB charging ports, with 2 USB-A and 2 USB-C ports.
The Premiere Edition Qashqai will be available with the newly upgraded ProPILOT with Navi-link*, which brings greater driver support in a wider array of circumstances, for great peace of mind in all driving scenarios.
* Xtronic Automatic versions only, ProPILOT with Drive Assist on Manual models.
The styling has always been at the heart of the success of the Qashqai, and the appeal of the Qashqai Premiere Edition has been elevated thanks to the introduction of a palette of two-tone colour options for a more personalised choice.
The following body colours are available with a striking black roof: new blue, pearl grey and pearl white, while the black body colour is available with a grey roof. The Premiere Edition also features neatly integrated roof rails, which are finished in a matt silver.
Additional aesthetic appeal comes in the form of new 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, a panoramic roof with a sliding bind, black cloth trim interior, black dashboard and centre console,
The new Qashqai Premiere Edition is powered by a highly evolved iteration of the 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine found on the current Qashqai. However, Nissan’s engineers have developed it to include mild hybrid technology which enhances its efficiency. Thanks to the addition of a secondary Lithium-ion battery system, the new Qashqai offers extended idle stop, quicker restart and coasting stop (automatic only). The system will even boost torque under acceleration, offering an additional 6Nm for up to 20 seconds.
The 1.3-litre engine in the Premiere Edition is available in two configurations: 138hp with six-speed manual gearbox or 156hp coupled with Nissan’s advanced Xtronic gearbox, which is operated via the new, convenient gear selector on the centre console. Additionally, manual control of the Xtronic can be managed via paddles behind the steering wheel.
Generously-specified Premiere Edition models will be offered from £29,270 RRP for the 1.3 DiG-T 140PS Mild Hybrid Manual (6-speed), or £31,790 for the 1.3 DiG-T Mild Hybrid 158PS Xtronic automatic model.