Euro NCAP awards new model maximum points
The brand new Nissan Qashqai has scored top marks in Euro NCAP’s stringent tests. The new model which is now on sale features a host of new highly innovative safety features which will no doubt contributed to the maximum five star rating.
The new Qashqai displayed exceptional performance in child protection tests and in child occupant tests. Based on readings from the child dummies used in the dynamic tests, the Qashqai scored maximum points for its protection of an 18-month old infant. During front impact tests, the passenger compartment of the Qashqai remained stable, with dummy readings indicating good protection for the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger. The driver dummy scored maximum points, with good protection of all body regions. Maximum points were also scored in the side barrier test with all parts of the body well protected.
The Qashqai boasts a highly advanced network of safety features. Packaged together to form an innovative Nissan Safety Shield, the new Qashqai's electronic systems combine to offer the driver and occupants extremely high levels of passive protection. The new Qashqai's Safety Shield technologies incorporate Forward Emergency Braking, Driver Attention Alert, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition. The Nissan Safety Shield also features Blind Spot Warning and Moving Object Detection, systems made possible and accessible thanks to Nissan's acclaimed Around View Monitor technology.
More good news is that the new Nissan Qashqai will retain fifty per cent of its value after three years/30,000 miles which is a ten per cent improvement on its predecessor, according to latest data from residual value (RV) setters CAP. The new £20,840 Qashqai 1.5 dCi Acenta now has an RV of fifty per cent or £10,400 after three years, meaning that the new Qashqai is set to retain £2,375 more over its first three years of life compared to its outgoing equivalent. Not only does this position Qashqai as the C segment diesel Crossover king but also places it ahead of some key hatch rivals such as the Volkswagen Golf.
The brand new Qashqai has already been given the title ‘Car of the Year 2014’ by UK editorial brand What car? Production of the new model at Nissan’s Sunderland plant is non stop with a new car being completed every sixty one seconds. The Qashqai is indeed a true success story for Nissan.