Nissan Qashqai Midnight Edition brings several upgrades to popular SUV.
Media Alert: Nissan Australia
Nissan has revealed a special-edition Qashqai, the Midnight Edition, delivering an individual style and unique features over the normal model.
Offered for the first time to mark the release of the latest-generation Qashqai, the Midnight Edition looks unique but also includes many of the interior, connectivity and Intelligent Mobility features shared with the premium ST-L and Ti grades.
“Combining a bold new look with the premium features and technology synonymous with the QASHQAI, the Midnight Edition is an exciting addition to our SUV family,” says Nissan Australia Managing Director, Stephen Lester.
“Style doesn’t come without substance at Nissan, and so the Midnight Edition isn’t just equipped with a stand-out look, but with our latest safety and technology features, too.”
Appropriate to its moniker, the uniquely badged Midnight Edition’s look is created by the use of gloss black in contrast to its five body colour choices. The gloss black signature V-motion grille sets it apart, complemented by body-coloured front and rear bumpers and side mouldings, all with gloss black inserts.
Also added are 19-inch Black Wind alloy wheels, fitted with 225/45 low-profile tyres unique to the Midnight Edition. Gloss black is again used on the roof rails and side mirrors.
Inside are Qashqai kick plates, brushed black accents across the dashboard and door trims, a black headliner and air vents in gloss black. Black leather accents also feature on the steering wheel, shift knob and gearshift surround.
Alcantara and leather-accented seats are standard equipment on the Qashqai Midnight Edition, with both the driver’s and passenger’s front seats six-way manually adjustable, with two-way lumbar support.
A black leather-accented lid covers the centre console between driver and front-seat passenger, while in the rear, the versatile 60/40 split rear-seat arrangement incorporates a rear centre armrest, which folds down to provide two additional cup holders for rear passengers.
Other features include automatic LED headlights and Adaptive Front Lighting System.
The Midnight Edition also benefits from a host of Nissan Intelligent Mobility active-safety features, including Blind Spot Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Intelligent Emergency Braking, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Intelligent Driver Alert.
Audio features and connectivity include digital radio (DAB+), Apple Carplay and Android Auto, Bluetooth audio streaming with voice recognition, and sat-nav with traffic monitoring, all controlled via a 7.0-inch colour touch-screen display.
As with all other models in the Qashqai range, the Midnight Edition is powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine coupled to an automatic transmission with manual shift mode. Suspension is all-independent, with multi-link at the rear, and front and rear stabiliser bars.
Five colour choices are available with the Midnight Edition: Vivid Blue, Ivory Pearl, Gun Metallic, Magnetic Red and Pearl Black.
The Qashqai Midnight Edition will arrive in dealerships from mid-November and is priced at $35,900 plus on-roads.
2020 Nissan QASHQAI Midnight Edition:
- Gloss black V-motion grille
- Darkened LED headlights with integrated LED turn indicators
- Adaptive Front-Lighting System
- Gloss black front and rear bumper blades
- Body coloured front, rear, side bumpers and wheel arch mouldings
- Black 19-inch alloy wheels
- Gloss black mirror caps with auto-fold function
- Gloss black body side moulding
- Gloss black roof rails
- Darkened LED taillights
- Gloss and brushed black interior accents
- Illuminated kick plates
- Alcantara® suede seat trim with leather accents1
- Black roof headliner
- ‘Midnight’ badge