The Nissan Qashqai was the UK’s best-selling new car in July, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
The third generation of Nissan’s trail-blazing crossover recorded a chart-topping 2,514 registrations, with its year-to-date figure standing at an impressive 19,097 units.
The all new version of the car, launched last year, has taken the automotive world by storm.
It received glowing reviews from motoring journalists, and picked up double honours at The Motor Awards 2021, organised by News UK. Qashqai received the overall ‘Sun Car of the Year’ award as well as being named ‘Small SUV/Crossover of the Year’.
With a new electrified powertrain, class-leading technologies and advanced connectivity, the latest Qashqai has redefined the popular crossover segment once more.
Designed in London, engineered in Cranfield and built in Sunderland, it retains the key qualities of previous versions, such as elegant design, intelligent packaging and efficient powertrains, combined with an engaging driving experience.
And it sees the introduction of advanced technologies such as ProPILOT with Navi-link and Adaptive LED headlights.
A refined cabin environment, massaging front seats and segment-leading head-up display are complemented by family-friendly features such as 85-degree rear opening doors and 504 litres of boot space.
And there is more to come, with the addition of Nissan’s unique e-POWER technology to the range in the coming weeks.
Exclusive to Nissan and a key component of the company’s electrification strategy, e-POWER delivers a responsive, efficient and quiet drive and brings more of the manufacturer’s pioneering spirit to the crossover segment.
What sets e-POWER apart from other electrified powertrains is that the electric motor is the sole source of power for the wheels. This means the response for the driver is instant and linear, very much like that of a fully electric car.
Its one-pedal driving experience – e-Pedal Step – is designed to take the repetitive strain out of stop-start urban motoring.
Commenting on the SMMT registration statistics for July, a Nissan spokesperson said: ‘‘This is not the first time that Qashqai has topped the monthly best-seller charts this year. We are delighted that the car continues to prove so popular.
‘‘The original model got the crossover party started back in 2007 and the third-generation version now on sale is fresh and exciting.
‘‘With excellent levels of comfort, seamless connectivity and a plethora of reassuring safety aids – together with a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating – it is certainly a worthy successor to its ground-breaking forebears.’’