posted 3 years ago

Nissan Qashqai is ‘Best Used Car of the Year’

Best value crossover on the market

The Nissan Qashqai continues with its success story, it has just won Best SUV for the annual What Car? Used Car awards for the third year running. The judges praised the Qashqai for the intelligent design, the five star EuroNCAP safety rating and the exceptional affordability. Chas Hallett said “for the third year running, the Qashqai wins the used SUV category. Motorists love its chunky looks, visibility and safety features. It’s really a small family car in disguise.” The judging panel also highlighted the Qashqai’s strong reliability record, along with its high levels of in-car technology and standard equipment.

Jim Wright, managing director of Nissan GB said “the fact that the Qashqai is still winning important industry awards six years after its launch speaks volumes for its design and quality. The whole workforce is extremely proud of the Qashqai, and we’re thrilled their hard work is continuing to be recognised.”

The Nissan Qashqai has been a global success for Nissan, over 1.8 million have been sold worldwide and the SUV has scooped thirteen key industry titles and has become the most decorated British-built car ever. To buy a brand new Qashqai will only set you back approximately £229 per month which is quite remarkable when you consider what you actually get. It is more than just a hatchback and is very spacious inside. The boot is big and can be expanded to approximately 660 litres. Standard features are very generous including  dual zone climate control air conditioning, 17” alloy wheels, cruise control, remote central door locking with Superlocking,  CD player with USB input and four speakers, four powered windows, audio with Bluetooth hands free telephone kit, ultrasonic rear park system and ultrasonic alarm system.

There are four engine options available including a 1.6 litre and 2.0 litre petrol plus the choice of a 1.5 and 2.0 litre diesel, so there is something for everyone. The other great advantage of choosing the Nissan Qashqai is the fuel efficiency, it is capable of returning 62.8mpg and road tax on this crossover is only £30. Exceptional affordability is definitely the phrase to use when you think of the Nissan Qashqai.

The current Nissan Qashqai production line in Sunderland has been running around the clock for more than a year to meet global demand, producing an average of 1,200 Qashqai’s per day. No other car is made in such numbers in the UK, and Nissan is easily the UK’s biggest car manufacturer.