The first UK customer handover of an All New Nissan Qashqai has taken place – on a landmark day for the manufacturer and its dealer network.
The venue was Fred Coupe Preston – with a delighted Jim and Beryl Grundy receiving the keys from director John Coupe in a Covid-safe environment.
Mr Grundy was thrilled to be the first UK purchaser to get behind the wheel of their stunning 21-plate All New Qashqai, a Premiere Edition.
Designed, engineered and built in the UK, All New Qashqai sets new standards for distinctive design, dynamic handling and advanced technology, all at an accessible and attractive price.
With excellent levels of comfort, plus seamless connectivity and a plethora of reassuring safety aids, it’s certainly a worthy successor to its hugely successful forebears.
For Jim this will be the fifth Qashqai he has owned, and purchased from Fred Coupe Nissan.
He confirmed: “This is our fifth Qashqai in nine years and our third new one, so it seems we like them!
“They have been very reliable for us and we love the stylish, innovative features of the car. We have had excellent service from Fred Coupe over the years and we decided at their recent VIP launch to bring our purchase intentions forward.
”I can’t wait to try out the petrol engine with the mild hybrid technology as I have been driving a diesel over the last two years.”
The All New Qashqai range starts from just £23,535 for cars in Visia specification, rising to just under £38,000 for range-topping Tekna+ Xtronic Automatics. In addition, a limited number of generously-specified Premiere Edition models are being offered from £29,275.
The Premiere Edition features cutting-edge design, enhanced practicality with glass roof and roof rails, and is loaded with advanced technologies, including ProPILOT with Navi-Link, wireless Apple CarPlay and an efficient, responsive, mild hybrid powertrain.
Among the many benefits of All New Qashqai is an advanced infotainment system with a class-leading portfolio of connected services including effortless integration of smartphones, wi-fi for up to seven devices and NissanConnect, a dedicated app with which to interact and monitor the vehicle.
All New Qashqai owners will experience driving thrills like never before thanks to its two new powertrains. Nissan’s mild hybrid technology enhances efficiency, whilst e-POWER combines the convenience and familiarity of a petrol engine with the instant acceleration, unmatched smoothness and the quiet ride of an electric vehicle.
All New Qashqai certainly looks the part! There are more colour choices than ever before, plus new two-tone schemes that accentuate its coupe-like lines. Inside, the car is airy and comfortable, cocooning all occupants in a sumptuous and spacious environment.
John Coupe, Director at Fred Coupe Nissan, said: ‘‘Since it defined the crossover category more than ten years ago, and despite the arrival of an ever-growing list of imitators, Qashqai is widely regarded as the leader in the segment.
‘‘We are thrilled that our dealership hosted the inaugural UK handover of the new car and wish Jim and his family many happy years of motoring.’’
Pictured in the photograph are: Jim and Beryl Grundy with their grandson Alex and John Coupe.