The cabin of the 2021 Nissan Qashqai promises to be a big step up from the current model in terms of design and technology.

Unveiled overnight in a series of moodily lit shots, the new Qashqai’s dashboard looks to be very heavily influenced by the design of the next-generation X-Trail.

The Qashqai’s key point of difference is the area in front of the passenger, which features a larger plastic contrast panel.

According to Nissan, the Qashqai will have a more spacious passenger compartment thanks to increased dimensions.

Boot space has also increased, with luggage capacity reportedly up 74L due to a lower boot floor. If true, the new Qashqai would have over 500L available in the boot compartment.

High-end Qashqai variants will be equipped with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, heated steering wheel, and 10.8-inch head up display.

As part of the company’s desire to emphasise its Japanese roots, the car’s information sounds, such as the seatbelt reminder and indicators, were developed with video game maker Bandai Namco.

A 9.0-inch infotainment touchscreen stands up from the centre of the dash, and supports wired and wireless Apple CarPlay, as well as wired Android Auto.

Other top-end features include a 10-speaker Bose sound system, 15W wireless charging system for smartphones, USB-A and USB-C ports, and built-in TomTom satellite navigation with over-the-air map updates.

Top-spec models will have seats covered in diamond-quilted Nappa leather, and be fitted with a massaging system with three program modes.

Other new features include a 12V outlet in the boot, larger bottle holders in the doors, Wi-Fi hotspot, and remote vehicle connectivity.

Derek Fung

Derek Fung would love to tell you about his multiple degrees, but he's too busy writing up some news right now. In his spare time Derek loves chasing automotive rabbits down the hole. Based in New York, New York, Derek loves to travel and is very much a window not an aisle person.

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