Nissan has introduced a brand new model for the Qashqai, which aims to capitalise on a demand for top-spec trim levels.
The Nissan Qashqai Black Edition SV is based on the top-spec Tekna and adds 19-inch Black Ibiscus alloy wheels, Pearl Black metallic paintjob, front and rear styling plates and ‘Black Edition’ badged door entry guards.
Unlike on any other Qashqai, the £400 panoramic roof is standard in addition to various safety systems including Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, Forward Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Warning and Driver Attention Alert.
Buyers can also expect full black leather upholstery, Intelligent Park Assist, bi-LED headlights, 360-degree Around View Monitor and the NissanConnect infotainment system with a seven-inch touchscreen, navigation and DAB digital radio.
Just one engine is available and it is the dCi 110 six-speed manual in two-wheel drive, which offers a claimed 70.6mpg in fuel economy and CO2 emissions of 103g/km.
Nissan was keen to point out the Qashqai Black Edition SV, which is the first ‘Special Version’ of the Qashqai since its launch in 2013, costs just £450 more than the equivalent Tekna yet represents around £1,200 in savings if the options were bought separately.
“Top-grade Tekna versions represent around one in three Qashqai purchases and recent reveals like the Qashqai Premium Concept identify a desire and demand for Qashqai to extend towards the higher end of the segment,” Qashqai section managed Kieran McMenamin said.
“As a new flagship for the range, the Black Edition is the definitive statement for Qashqai – luxury styling and generous specification but maintaining an accessible price point,” he added.
The Nissan Qashqai Black Edition SV is available now, priced from £27,310. Production is said to be limited, although exactly how limited is unclear.