The special edition is based on the top-of-the-range Tekna model, so the specification already includes such items as dual zone climate control, full length panoramic glass roof, Intelligent Key and xenon headlamps. Sporting unique 18 inch alloy wheels, Sound & Style also adds an exclusive Nightshade paint – a purple-black colour – that sets off the satin silver finish to the roof rails, door handles and front grille. For those who fancy something different, paint choice extends to Blade Silver, Pearl Black and Arctic White.
Moving inside, the upholstery is trimmed in Graphite half leather with red stitching, alloy pedals providing a finishing touch. Given the name it comes as little surprise to learn that the Qashqai Sound & Style has a pretty special sound system, too. As well as a standard six disc CD autochanger, Nissan's collaboration with audio specialists Bose has delivered a hi-fi designed specifically to suit the acoustic qualities of Qashqai. To ensure valuable cabin space remains uncompromised, Bose has developed a range of small, slim loudspeakers that use compact and lightweight neodymium iron boron magnets able to do 10 times the work of a similarly sized ferrite magnet without sacrificing acoustic performance.
Qashqai Sound & Style is available now with either 2.0-litre petrol or diesel power, six-speed manual transmission and two-wheel drive, priced at £19,199 and £20,599 OTR respectively.