2021 Nissan Qashqai: price announced for Premiere Edition launch model

Nissan has confirmed pricing for the first version of its all-new Qashqai.

The third-generation of the best-selling family SUV was unveiled in February and is due in showrooms soon, ahead of customer deliveries beginning in the summer.

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Ahead of the full range going on sale, Nissan has revealed pricing for the limited-run Premiere Edition which will be the first model available to buyers.

The high-spec model will be available in two drivetrain variants, priced from £29,270. Buyers will be able to choose from a 1.3-litre mild hybrid petrol with 138bhp and a six-speed manual transmission or a 156bhp version of the same engine mated to a Xtronic automatic gearbox. The auto version will cost £31,790.

The Sunderland-built Qashqai is largely credited with helping launch the boom in C-segment SUVs but the second-generation, launched in 2014 has begun to lag behind its latest rivals. Nissan says this all-new version will return it to the top of the market with new drivetrains, technology and improved passenger space.

Premiere Edition models will showcase the range’s latest technology with a nine-inch central touchscreen for navigation and media functions alongside a 12.3-inch configurable digital instrument display. They will also feature a 10.8-inch head-up display, adaptive LED matrix headlights and be available with the brand’s ProPilot driver assistance pack.

Standard equipment also includes a panoramic sunroof, 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, 15W wireless phone charging and wireless Apple CarPlay connectivity, four USB ports and home-to-car connectivity with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa functions.

Premiere Edition Qashqais will be offered in a range of two-tone exterior finishes which contrast a black or grey roof with blue, grey or white bodywork.

Andrew Humberstone, managing director of Nissan GB, said: “The All-New Nissan Qashqai sets the bar even higher in the competitive C-SUV segment and we are confident it will more than live up to customer expectations.

"The Premiere Edition is a compelling package for those wanting to be the first to experience new Qashqai’s cutting-edge design, convenient and intuitive technologies, and dynamic, efficient performance.”