Nissan’s Qashqai And X-Trail Premium Concepts Hint At Vignale-Style Editions

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Apparently, consumers are craving for more luxury and style in otherwise mainstream offerings, as after Ford with its production Vignale editions, Nissan is also looking at ways to put some pizazz into their cars.

At the Geneva Motor Show, the Japanese brand displayed two conceptual versions of its best-selling crossovers, the Qashqai and X-Trail under the ‘Premium’ moniker, to explore “how a more premium and dynamic design interpretation could enhance and extend the appeal” of its crossover range “in the future”.

"We allowed the creativity of our design teams to shine through in this two-car project,” said Nissan boss, Shiro Nakamura. “Ultimately we settled on two designs – which are contrasting but share common themes – as they reveal a new premium character in our crossovers."

Common to both studies is the presence of golden copper accents inside and out, with the Qashqai going for a darker look with a matte exterior and a two-tone crème and black interior, and the larger X-Trail, for a lighter look on the outside with a matte white body sporting carbon fiber on the hood and roof, and a two-tone copper and black cabin. Both cars ride on unique 20-inch alloy wheels.

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