Nissan Qashqai is one of the most popular cars in the UK. This is also because the compact SUV is offered with a growing range of trim levels. Starting this year, Nissan will align the grade line-up.

The introduction of the N-Connecta grade will be a direct replacement for the existing n-tec and n-tec+ model versions, with both grades closed to ordering as supply runs out. Pricing and model specification remain unchanged.

To simplify the range further, Acenta Premium will be closed to ordering once supply runs out. Except this, the Visa, Acenta and Tekna trim levels remain unchanged.

In addition to the N-Connecta grade change, an increased number of option packs will be offered across the Qashqai range.

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On the N-Connecta there will be a Heat Pack (£250) which features Thermaclear Heated Windscreen & Heated Front Seats. Comfort Pack (£550) which features Panoramic Glass Roof with one-touch shade & Satin Silver Roof Rails. The Executive Pack (£1500) will features Graphite Leather Heated Seats, Driver Seat Electric Adjustment & Thermaclear Heated Windscreen and 17 inch Alloys for free.

Further enhancing the Qashqai range for 2016, all DiG-T 163 versions (N-Connecta and Tekna trims) will gain multi-link rear suspension as standard with no price increase. This upgrade brings greater levels of ride comfort and refinement to the DiG-T 163 powertrain.

DiG-T 163 variants will also benefit from an increased fuel tank capacity from 55 to 65 litres, offering a longer range between fill-ups. Pricing, fuel consumption and performance figures remain unchanged. The N-Connecta grade with Comfort Pack effectively replaces n-tec+ by adding Panoramic Glass Roof and Roof Rails (+£550).