Nissan’s all-new small SUV arrives early next year with active safety technology and LED headlights standard across the range – but prices are expected to rise.

Pricing is yet to be announced, however the new Qashqai’s larger body (in all directions), new architecture and increased standard equipment levels are likely to see prices rise by a few thousand dollars over the outgoing automatic model, priced from $30,590 before on-road costs – potentially approaching the $35,000 mark.

Opening the model range is the Qashqai ST, which offers standard features including 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic LED headlights, an 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 7.0-inch instrument cluster display, six-speaker sound system, and front and rear parking sensors. A full list of standard equipment is included at the bottom of this story.

A wide array of active safety systems are standard across the range, including forward and reverse autonomous emergency braking (with forward-facing intersection support), lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring (with braking), rear cross-traffic alert, and traffic-sign recognition, plus a front centre airbag – a key step towards a five-star ANCAP safety rating.

The mid-tier ST-L adds niceties such as 19-inch wheels, adaptive LED headlights with LED indicators, leather-accented trim, heated front seats, an electric driver’s seat, wireless phone charging, dual-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go (branded under Nissan’s ProPilot suite), privacy glass, roof rails and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror.

Sitting atop the range is the Qashqai Ti, which gains a 12.3-inch fully-digital instrument cluster, a 10.8-inch head-up display, panoramic glass sunroof, 10-speaker Bose sound system, memory and massaging front seats, a hands-free power tailgate, ambient cabin lighting, semi-automated parking, and more.

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