Is it possible to say enough good things about the Nissan Qashqai? It’s consistently impressed critics since going on sale with its practical interior and comfy ride. It’s so good, in fact, we were obliged to name it our 2014 Car of the Year.
A dizzying array of options, engines and packages are offered to personalise it – even before you delve into its paint catalogue. The Qashqai can be ordered in nine different shades spanning solid, metallic and pearlescent hues – learn what the difference is with our paint finish guide.
Read on to see images of the Qashqai in each of its different colours along with a short description and the price of each colour. If you’ve already fallen for this fantastic family car, head over to our Nissan Qashqai deals page to see how much carwow could help you save.
Flame red (£0)
Flame red is a pretty vibrant colour and is the only free choice. Buyers are now more open to non-monochrome colours than before but it’ll still take longer to sell than a black or silver car. It shows off the Qashqai’s lines well but we’d be tempted to spend the extra on some of the metallic shades shown below.
Nightshade is a very deep, aubergine colour that looks black in all but the brightest lights. Try and get a glimpse of one of these on a dealer forecourt – it doesn’t come across too well on the internet. It’s at the darker end of the spectrum so shouldn’t be too tricky to sell on.
Brown paintwork is definitely back in fashion. Nissan’s computer-generated image doesn’t do the colour many favours but, in the metal, it’s quite a distinctive shade and much closer to its bronze moniker than the image suggests. Used buyers are unlikely to be put off by this colour.
Pearl black (£525)
Pearl black is a nice, deep shade of black that looks good on pretty much anything. We’re not so sure it works on the Qashqai though – it hides some of the car’s more distinctive lines unless you catch it in the right light. Despite this, there’ll be a steady queue of used buyers looking for this hue.
Gun metallic (£525)
Another popular shade, Gun metallic is a deep, pewter-like silver colour that’s particularly susceptible to ambient light levels – it really picks up sky blues and earthen browns. A more interesting shade than either black or the standard Blade silver. Like those colours, you shouldn’t expect any hassle come resale.
Magnetic red (£525)
Nissan chose Magnetic red for some of its launch cars, and it’s easy to see why. It has a gem-like quality that really stands out on the road, particularly when it’s sunny. The colour was also a popular shade on the previous-generation Qashqai, so you don’t need to worry about selling it on.
Ink blue (£525)
Another colour used widely in Nissan’s promotional material – another jewel-like shade with an almost royal tone to it. It looks great in any light, whether out on the road or in a futuristic neon car park (as above). Like most bolder shades, it’ll put off a certain number of used buyers but won’t be a deal breaker.
Blade silver (£525)
A standard silver colour, as worn by a million other vehicles. It doesn’t look bad on the Qashqai, but wouldn’t you prefer a more vibrant shade for your £525? Like most monochrome colours, it’ll be easy to sell on but might take some washing to keep it looking its best.
Storm white (£725)
Nissan knows what buyers want right now, and that’s white paintwork. That means you’ll pay extra for it, and Storm white is the most expensive shade available on the Qashqai. Luckily, the car looks pretty good and, provided you spend every weekend buffing it, it’ll stay that way throughout your ownership.
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