Europe’s favourite crossover was given even more reason to celebrate earlier this month after clinching the prestigious What Car? Car of the Year Award for 2014.
Available now from your local Nissan Bristol Street Motors dealership, the Nissan Qashqai mixes power and performance in the most stylish and affordable manner imaginable, and is the most superior model to date.
Every little detail has been designed to ultimately benefit the driver, from the comfort to the cost, and safety to style; nothing has been overlooked with the creation of this award winning design.
With an engine quieter than many saloons, the motor can act as a perfect vehicle for all buyers, whether it be for a company car or a family SUV, the choice is yours.
At just a few centimetres longer than its predecessor, the all new Qashqai has refrained from throwing itself into the large model and remained loyal to the compact design which has helped it grow into the popular motor it is today.
The classic five-inch information screen, with Bluetooth and USB connectivity, remains central to the dashboard design with added gadgets such as sat-nav, audio and heating controls nearby.
The all new Qashqai comes with just one petrol engine, a 1.2litre turbocharged unit which averages 50.4mpg, producing 113bhp and 140lb ft of torque.
Diesel engines are available in two sizes: a smaller 1.5dCi model, which returns 74.3mpg, producing 109bhp and 192lb ft of torque; or a larger 1.6-litre version, with a powerful 128bhp and 236lb ft, returning 64.2mpg.
Every engine is clean and efficient, producing sub-100g/km CO2 emissions in every model.
‘What about the technology and gadgets?’ I hear you ask. Well don’t worry, there are certainly plenty of them across all four trim levels.
The Qashqai line-up begins with the ‘Visia’. With a CD player with USB connectivity, heated body-coloured door mirrors, 16in steel wheels, cruise control, manual air-con, remote central locking, electric windows all round, stability control and engine stop-start technology, the so called basic model is hardly basic.
The next step up would be the Acenta model which comes with a number of added benefits including: dual-zone automatic air-conditioning, rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlights, two extra speakers, 17in alloy wheels, the luggage board system, front foglights, interior ambient lighting, a rear armrest with integrated cup holder and a leather-covered steering wheel and gearknob.
Fancy something even more flashy, the premium version of the Acenta model includes not only the all Smart Vision pack (auto-dimming rear-view mirror, traffic signal recognition, auto dipped beam, front and rear parking sensors), but also Nissan Connect (with DAB radio), a rear-view camera, panoramic glass roof, push-button engine start and privacy glass.
Finally, there’s the top of the line model, the crème de le crème, the Tekna. With 19in alloy wheels, leather seats with power adjustment, heated front seats and windscreen, bi-LED headlights and Nissan’s Safety Shield, you can be certain that your Qashqai will not be outclassed on the road.
The Nissan Qashqai is officially the best selling crossover in Europe and with models available to view now at Bradford’s very own Nissan Bristol Street Motor, why not pay a visit today and see for yourself why the all new Qashqai is Car of the Year.
Pricing: £17,595 - £27,845
Performance: 0-62mph in 12.4secs
Top speed: 112mph
Running Costs: Government economy 74.3mpg
Government CO2: 99g/km
Tax liability: 14%
Insurance group: 17