The Qashqai does the basics, but there’s nothing particularly clever here. The rear seats fold down in a 60/40 split rather than the more versatile 40/20/40 arrangement you get in other SUVs and, when folded down, the backrests sit at a slight angle rather than lying completely flat.
There are few neat tricks; you don’t get super-convenient 'remote' handles in the boot to lower the rear seatbacks like in some rivals; you have to reach forward or open the rear doors to reach the release catches on the top of the rear seats.
Nor does the front passenger seat fold down flat to help you accommodate longer loads. The rear seats don’t slide or recline, either, as they do in some competitors.