Ahead of a late 2024 Australian arrival, the facelifted 2025 Nissan Qashqai has been revealed with big styling changes to the front end, trim changes for the interior as well as new technology, including a new 3D view for the 360-degree camera and even new LED ambient cabin lighting too.

According to Nissan, “nothing stands still for long in the highly competitive crossover segment that Nissan pioneered with the original Qashqai. In the three-and-a-bit years since the third generation Qashqai was launched, it has sold more than 350,000 units in Europe and continues to set the standard for crossovers – the pioneer and still the benchmark.”

“And to maintain its place as the reference in its segment, it has received a comprehensive aesthetic refresh, as well as significant technology updates.”

The biggest change to the 2025 Nissan Qashqai is its bold new front end styling, which has brought it closer to the Ariya electric SUV. It includes new lighting units with wider range for the adaptive high beam functionality, as well as a large new grille with gloss black ‘comma-shaped’ elements that are claimed to be inspired by ancient Japanese armour scales and a new lower bumper for edgier styling.

The side and rear of the Qashqai has also seen changes, with new alloy wheel designs up to 20-inches in size, three new colour options and new rear lighting units with clear lenses. In Europe is a new N-Design model too, which adds features like new 20-inch wheels and body-coloured cladding.

On the inside of the 2025 Nissan Qashqai has also seen changes, with new trim choices and new technology too. On higher-spec models in Europe are new suede trims on the centre console, dashboard and door trims, while new leather, synthetic leather and cloth seat upholstery options will also be available, depending on the model. There are new multi-colour ambient lighting options and new displays for the 12.3-inch digital driver’s display.

Centre of the Qashqai’s cabin is the same 12.3-inch touchscreen as the current model, though it has new features like Google built-in apps, including Google Maps, Google Assistant and the Google Play app store, plus Amazon Alexa connectivity as well. The 360-degree camera has also seen improvements, including a new 3D view and a new invisible bonnet view to help parking.

Under the bonnet of the 2025 Nissan Qashqai appears to be unchanged, with European models featuring a 48-volt mild-hybrid 1.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with either 103kW or 118kW, while a 140kW 1.6-litre four-cylinder hybrid is also available.

Australian models are likely to continue with the 110kW/250Nm 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine and CVT automatic transmission across most of the range and the aforementioned hybrid as well.

The 2025 Nissan Qashqai will go on sale in Australia in late 2024, with local pricing and specifications to be confirmed before then. Stay tuned to DiscoverAuto for the latest automotive news and reviews.

Discover more: our review of the Qashqai.

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