Top Features Of The New Nissan Qashqai

Since its introduction in 2007, the Nissan Qashqai has been undoubtedly the best crossover on the market. At our Nissan Dorchester dealership, it is consistently one of the most popular models. The Nissan Qashqai features an incredible blend of practicality and spaciousness, combined with the compact form factor of a hatchback. This balance makes it an ideal car for any family. The all-new Nissan Qashqai takes an already class-leading package and makes it even better with the addition of some new features. Read on to discover some of the top features of the 2021 Nissan Qashqai.

Hybrid engine

The new e-Power engine is a remarkable advancement in hybrid technology. The 2021 Nissan Qashqai features a 1.3L petrol engine that is supported by a lithium-ion battery. The lithium-ion battery stores power that is normally lost during braking. The stored power is then used to drive the Nissan Qashqai at low speeds (11 mph or lower). This means that the engine can completely shut off, which improves fuel efficiency and reduces carbon emissions. Unlike most hybrid motors, the e-Power engine generates power to increase the range and low-speed performance. The Nissan Qashqai also comes with an intelligent 4-wheel drive to give the driver more control over challenging terrain. With 5 driving modes to choose from the engine can adapt to any situation. Read our blog on electric cars vs. hybrid cars to learn more.

Interior and comfort

One of the most renowned benefits of owning a Nissan Qashqai is its amazing practicality. The all-new Nissan Qashqai is no different. It has customisable layout configurations to work around your daily routine. With the seats folded or unfolded it has best in class boot storage space. The Nissan Qashqai now features a premium interior for an even better experience. The spacious interior includes high-quality materials throughout. The Nissan Qashqai includes a massaging front seat to keep you and your passengers relaxed on long journeys.

Advanced Technology

The new Nissan Qashqai comes packed with cutting-edge technology to keep you connected on the road. A 12.3-inch TFT screen features in the centre of the dashboard. The screen displays navigation and traffic updates. It can also control entertainment and music in the Nissan Qashqai. The Nissan Connect app provides additional functionality including being able to locate your car and control navigation and entertainment.

The Nissan Connect app also reminds the driver if their Nissan Qashqai requires maintenance or if there are any malfunctions. The centre console contains a wireless charger to reduce clutter and keep your phone charged when you’re on the move. For hands-free interaction, the new Nissan Qashqai is compatible with Google Assistant and Alexa. Simply by asking your personal assistant you can flash the lights, lock the doors and set a destination on the navigation system.


There are several features added to the new Nissan Qashqai to make every drive safer and easier. The new heads-up display not only provides vital information on a screen behind the steering wheel but projects them onto the windscreen. This helps maintain focus on the road as the driver does not need to look away to view speed and navigation information.

The Nissan Qashqai also features several intelligent driver assists. This includes emergency braking, forward collision prevention, lane intervention and rear automatic braking. The new adaptive LED headlights are more than just a striking design feature. Each LED beam is split into 12 individually controlled lights. This allows the intelligent safety system on the Nissan Qashqai to turn each LED off and on individually, which reduces glare for oncoming traffic.


All these new features combine to make the 2021 Nissan Qashqai a fantastic Crossover SUV. But don’t just take our word for it! The Nissan Qashqai won two awards at The Motor Awards 2021. It was awarded The Sun Car of the Year 2021 and Small SUV / Crossover of the Year 2021.

Visit our Nissan Dorchester dealership to view our selection of Nissan Qashqai’s for sale. We also have a selection of approved Nissan Qashqai used cars. If you would like to find out more about the new Nissan Qashqai, call us on 01305 263031 and we’ll be happy to help.