Externally, it's easy to tell the updated Qashqai from the one currently available in showrooms. Up front, there's a dramatically reworked front fascia with the latest version of the company's V-motion grille. There's also a new bonnet and new headlight units, which can be specified with adaptive LED lamps.
Out the back, the Qashqai features new bumpers and revised graphics for the tail-lights. As far as the interior goes, there's a revised interface for the NissanConnect infotainment system, a new steering wheel design, and updated trim and material choices for the dashboard.
In Europe, the updated Qashqai will be available with the company's first-generation ProPilot self-driving system, which allows the car to steer, brake and accelerate itself within a single lane on a highway.
Over there, a new top-of-the-line Tekna+ trim grade will be made available with quilted Nappa leather seats, satin chrome highlights, and a Bose seven-speaker sound system.
Other changes include thicker rear glass, better sound-deadening materials, pedestrian detection for the automatic emergency braking system, and new 17-, 18- and 19-inch alloy wheel designs.
Nissan has confirmed the updated Qashqai will go on sale in Australia early next year, with exact timing to be locked in closer to launch.