Like many small SUVs, the Qashqai closely resembles a high-riding hatchback. It’s easy on the eye, with nicely designed front and rear sections with LED light fittings, touches of chrome and a black grille that helps pump up its road presence.
Inside, the straightforward and contemporary design approach continues with no frills hard-wearing cloth and plastics taking centre stage. Premium touches include the modern D-shaped leather-bound wheel, and a dash embossed with subtle matt-grey touches.
The various switch gear, dials and buttons across the dash and steering wheel are well laid out and easy to navigate. Likewise, the driver's binnacle does a good job of presenting vehicle information for drivers to digest at a glance.