Nissan tries a premium treatment for two of its most loved models in Europe: X-Trail and Qashqai. Called Nissan Qashqai Premium Concept, the new model is scheduled to be introduced in Geneva and it was deisgned in Nissan Design Europe (NDE) in the heart of London. The Qashqai has been designed for the ‘Premium Urbanite’, who dreams of a weekend absorbing the cultural highlights of a European destination city such as Geneva, Paris or Rome.

On the outside, the crossover uses a contemporary matt black as its dominant colour, mixed with golden copper-coloured detailing on the body shell: on the wheel arches, around the window line, in the headlamp clusters and on the roof rails. It contrasts sharply with the black to enhance the dynamic silhouette of the exterior.

It is further highlighted by the carbon fibre used in lower sections, as well as the bold technical detail of the machined 20-inch wheels. The bumpers and side sills add an overall feeling of sporting performance.

The interior of the Qashqai uses soft white Nappa leather upholstery, which is usually found in luxury cars, with quilting finish on the central section of seat back and base. The expression of quality is further enhanced by the use of a golden copper gold weave carbon fibre throughout the interior, with a black satin chrome and liquid gloss black on the steering wheel and gear shifter.