qashqaiStop/Start features for the first time as an option on 1.6-litre petrol variants of Nissan’s Qashqai. This fuel-saving and emissions-reducing system not only makes the Qashqai a greener choice, it also drops it down one VED tax band.

In the diesel line-up every model now benefits from diesel particulate filter technology, and the 1.5 dCi’s output has increased from 105bhp to 109bhp.

Previously a £400 option, 18inch alloys are now fitted as standard to all n-tec models, trimmed in a black and silver finish. Drivers can also choose a new Chrome Pack option. For £250, the Qashqai and Qashqai+2 n-tec feature chrome door handles, chrome fog lamp surrounds and chrome side strips. Inside, the pack also includes door and tailgate entry guards and carpet mats.