New Nissan Qashqai prices revealed

Published: 24 May 2024 Updated: 24 May 2024

► Prices for new Qashqai revealed
► Starts from just over £30k
► New N-Design trim grade

Nissan has unveiled the price list for its upcoming facelift Qashqai. The hotly anticipated revamp of Britain’s former best-selling car goes into production this year, giving the internal combustion Qashqai one last hurrah before going fully electric as part of Nissan’s EV36Zero plan later on in the decade.

But back to the pricing. The Qashqai will start from £30,135 in its most basic trim grade – Acenta Premium. Still, for your money you get a large 12.3-inch infotainment display along with a handful of other fresh materials around the cabin.

Moving up the range, N-Connecta will cost £32,305 while an all new trim called N-Design is set at £34,845. In this trim grade, the Qashqai features body-coloured lower door areas and wheel arches, while new 20” alloy wheels are also thrown in. A smattering of Alcantara is also included in the N-Design package, as it is on the range-topping Tekna+ trim for £38,875.

How does that compare to its competition?

Starting from just over 30 grand, the new Qashqai has a cheaper base price than its rival – the Ford Kuga, but it’s more expensive than some other models in the class. For example, the Skoda Karoq starts from £29,575 while a base-spec Kia Sportage will set you back £29,390.

In Acenta Premium spec, the new Qashqai is slightly cheaper than the least expensive of the outgoing model you can buy right now (it’s currently listed at £31,905 for an N-Connecta model) but Tekna+ is getting a bump up from its current price of £37,955 to £38,875.

See below for more information on the upcoming 2024 Nissan Qashqai.

Though Nissan’s all-electric future may be in sight, it isn’t quite finished with the current crop just yet.

Meet the new Qashqai – an evolution of the latest third-generation model, it’s received a few touch-ups for 2024 to strengthen Nissan’s already firm grip on the compact crossover segment before a full transition to the plug.

That’s right, a fully electric Qashqai is on the way. It’ll be produced at the Nissan Plant in Sunderland alongside electrified versions of the JUKE and the LEAF, forming part of Nissan’s EV36ZERO future.

But back to the here and now. Read on to find out how Nissan’s changed and updated the Qashqai, including which new driver aids, safety systems and other tech will be available on the model.    

A refreshed exterior look…

Nissan’s revisited the Qashqai’s front end, updating the front grille with a pattern of myriad high-gloss, comma-like shapes to emulate the patterns of ancient Japanese armour scales.

Nissan Qashqai (2024) front driving

There are now more body-coloured panels, including the flanks of the bumpers and, as part of a new N-Design trim grade, the wheel arches. N-Design also includes 20” alloy wheels to complete a bolder look.

The Qashqai’s headlights also have received the update treatment. They now feature an adaptive high beam module to improve visibility in low-light conditions, along with new daytime running lights, shaped to match the commas of the grille.

Depending on the trim grade, sequential indicator lights are also now available on the Qashqai for the first time.

Around the back, it’s much the same story. The rear lights have been redesigned to include lighting elements shaped in the style of the grille commas, while the bumper has been reshaped to match the more striking aesthetic of the car. It’s available in gloss black or in N-Design grade, you guessed it – body-colour.

Nissan Qashqai (2024) rear driving

Along with the revisited shape design, a handful of new paint colours are also now available on the Qashqai. They include a softer, cleaner Pearl White, a more ominous Pearl Black and, supposedly, a more thought-provoking Deep Blue.

Don’t forget the interior

Customers who select one of the upper levels of the Qashqai trim range will receive a pasting of Alcantara around their cabin. On all models, there are now new materials on show, particularly in the fit and finish around the centre console.

There’s a fully customisable TFT screen on offer, plus a head-up display – one that’s projected onto the windscreen. And of course there’s a new 9-inch infotainment system with a list of services as long as your arm, but more on them later.

Nissan Qashqai (2024) interior

There are refreshed seat trims on offer including a partially quilted design, though Nissan seemed most enthused by the introduction of adaptive ambient lighting around the cabin. ‘Up to 64 colour choices’ we heard, the team beaming.

What about new tech?

The new Qashqai has received a significant provision of new tech and driving aids, too. They include an upgraded version of Nissan’s Around View Monitor system with a new 3D function. It allows drivers to monitor the car from eight different angles – the front of the car, from the rear, the sides and the corners – as well as from the top down.

This newly integrated system can also improve vehicle safety when exiting one road onto another with poor visibility. It’ll even save where the location of the potentially dangerous spot is then reactivate when you get close to it again.

Nissan Qashqai (2024) front seats

In conjunction with the newly uprated AVM system, the new Qashqai can also be spec’d with what Nissan is calling ‘Harry Potter Mode’. No, you did indeed read that correctly.

Invisible hood view or ‘Harry Potter Mode’ removes the body of the car from the monitoring feed, leaving only the wheels in view on the display.

The idea is that without the body of the car obstructing your view of the wheels, it should be easier to keep track of where they are relative to nearby hazards like high curbs. No more chipping alloys when parallel parking or flying around the corners of multi-storey car parks.   

Talk to me about connectivity

The 2024 Qashqai comes with several Google services integrated into the car’s infotainment suite – the first car in Nissan’s European range to do so.

Included in the package is an integrated Google Maps app, a voice-activated Google Assistant that can control several functions in the car including the heated seats and ventilation, and access to Google Play.

Via the latter, apps can be downloaded onto the car’s infotainment software itself, rather than hooking up a smartphone as would be the case for Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

An updated version of Nissan Connected Services will also keep an eye on your car for you, notifying you if you forget to lock your doors or close all your windows, or if your car is being tampered with.

You can even now carry out the first two functions from your smartphone for even greater convenience.  

Have any changes been made to the engine, brakes or suspension?

No, Nissan has left the core setup of the car alone, focussing instead on the Qashqai’s safety, connectivity and the quality of its design.

‘That’s where we know our customers’ priories lie,’ Clíodhna Lyons explained, regional Vice President of Product & Services Planning.

‘That’s where we know the compact crossover segment is extremely competitive and so that’s where we’ve kept our focus – to remain the leader of the pack in that segment.’

So, Nissan is sticking with the same 1.3-litre mild-hybrid and a range extender, 1.5-litre hybrid known as E-power.

Nissan Qashqai (2024) front lights

This drivetrain comes in five flavours, as listed below, the most powerful version also being available with a more ‘intuitive and intelligent’ four-wheel-drive system that has five driving modes. It’s also claimed to shuffle torque split more effectively, redistributing power to the rear wheels up to five times quicker than the previous set-up.

  • 138bhp manual front-wheel drive
  • 155bhp manual front-wheel drive
  • 155bhp CVT (automatic) front-wheel drive
  • 155bhp CVT (automatic) all-wheel drive
  • 187bhp E-Power front-wheel drive

By Seth Walton

Staff writer at CAR and our sister website Parkers, specialising in ownership and car advice