Nissan Qashqai wins another family car honour
November 10, 2014 by Perrys Content Team in News
The latest Nissan Qashqai crossover has picked up yet another award during its first year on sale.
The car’s latest honour is provided by the online tech review site, Recombu.com, which has named the Nissan Qashqai the Best Family Car 2014 at its annual award ceremony.
The judging panel for the Recombu.com awards reserved particular praise for the Qashqai’s exterior design, as well as its family-focused cabin and high-tech features it offers.
These qualities have helped put the latest Qashqai among the top ten most registered new cars in the UK market this year-to-date.
The Editor in Chief of Recombu.com, Rory Reid, said: “The original Nissan Qashqai almost single-handedly defined the crossover market, and although wannabes have tried to cash in on its success, it continues to rule head and shoulders above its rivals.”
The Qashqai Product Manager for Nissan GB, Rachael Gregory, commented: “We’re delighted to accept this Recombu.com award for the Qashqai.
“The Qashqai’s exceptionally high equipment levels and advanced technologies have been a key factor in its popularity with buyers and awards like this reward the hard work that our design and engineering teams put into the car.”
New Nissan Qashqai
Nissan launched its new Qashqai back in January this year and it is currently priced from £18,265.
Since launching the new Qashqai, the crossover has won several pieces of silverware from some of the biggest motoring magazines and website in Britain. Other honours gained include the 2014 Auto Express Crossover of the Year accolade, the Overall Winner honour at the 2014 Tow Car Awards and the Diesel Car of the Year 2014 award.
The popular family car is currently offered in five trim levels and with an expansive range of luxury and safety technology.
Depending on the choice of trim level, new Qashqai customers can access the full range of Nissan Safety Shield Technologies, which include an Around View Monitor and Intelligent Park Assist. Standard luxuries include air conditioning, a CD/radio player, cruise control and electric windows.
From the mid-level Acenta Premium trim upwards, the new Qashqai features the latest NissanConnect infotainment system. This includes a DAB digital radio and also supports radio and Smartphone connectivity.
Engines available for the new Qashqai include a 1.2-litre turbo petrol unit with 113bhp. For the most efficient running, there’s also a 109bhp 1.5-litre dCi diesel that emits just 99g/km in CO2.
Earlier this month, Nissan announced it was expanding its Qashqai engine line-up with the addition of a more potent 1.6-litre turbo petrol unit with as much as 161bhp. All engines for the Qashqai are available with stop-start technology, which saves fuel and cuts emissions while idling in traffic.