A new top-of-the-range Qashqai has been introduced, dubbed Black Edition SV.

It’s the first time Nissan has offered a special edition trim since the crossover’s inception in 2013.

The new car builds on the previous top-specification trim level ‘Tekna’ and is only available with the dCi 110 diesel engine. It also comes with a six-speed manual transmission and two-wheel drive.

Additions to the Tekna equipment list include 19-inch Black Ibiscus alloy wheels, pearl black metallic paint, front and rear styling plates and ‘Black Edition’ badged door entry guards. A panoramic roof also comes as standard, which is a £400 option on Tekna models.

Nissan’s driver assistance and safety features are all fitted as standard here. These include lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition and moving object detection.

Inside, the upholstery has been trimmed in black leather. The NissanConnect infotainment system is fitted to the centre console with a seven-inch touchscreen, DAB radio and an integrated satellite navigation system.

Kieran McMenamin, Section Manager for Qashqai at Nissan GB, said: “Top-grade Tekna versions represent around one in three Qashqai purchases and recent reveals like the Qashqai Premium Concept identify a desire and demand for Qashqai to extend towards the higher end of the segment.

“In fact, at just £450 more than the equivalent Tekna, the model represents around £1200 in savings compared with individual Option prices on Tekna models.”

The Nissan Qashqai Black Edition SV is available as a limited run from £27,310 OTR.

Jack Evans


After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.

July 8, 2016