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Nissan's Qashqai grabs top award

Thu, 10 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

NISSAN'S Qashqai crossover has been voted ‘Used Car of the Year’ by used car pricing experts CAP – for the second year in a row.

A panel of judges comprising of used car market and vehicle valuation experts at CAP said: “The Nissan Qashqai has created an entirely new ‘crossover’ sector and prompted other manufacturers to follow by marrying the practicality of a people carrier with the looks of a quality 4x4. By achieving this in a package that also offers economy, handling, strong build quality and reliability the Qashqai has become the perfect used car for our time.”

The panel noted that strong demand meant the Qashqai was always highly sought after by trade buyers and customers alike, meaning it depreciated slowly and outperformed the general market.

Launched in 2007, the Qashqai has become a top-selling mainstream model, rivalling conventional family hatchbacks. It has become a permanent feature in the UK top 10 best sellers list.

The CAP judges said: “In late 2010 a serious challenger to the Qashqai entered the market. But this serious rival was simply the updated Qashqai and that is now becoming the dominant player.”

By Press Association Reporters