That’s the verdict of What Car? magazine, which has just named the British-built family car Best SUV in its annual Used Car Awards for the third year running.
Once again, the Qashqai saw off high quality competition to take the top spot, and confirmed its status as the best-value compact crossover on the market.
What Car? judges praised the Qashqai’s intelligent design, five star EuroNCAP safety rating and exceptional affordability, with editor-in-chief, Chas Hallett commenting: ‘For the third year running, the Qashqai wins the used SUV category. Motorists love its chunky looks, visibility and safety features. It’s really a small family car in disguise.’
The judging panel also highlighted the Qashqai’s strong reliability record, along with its high levels of in-car technology and standard equipment.
Jim Wright, managing director of Nissan GB said: ‘The fact that the Qashqai is still winning important industry awards six years after its launch speaks volumes for its design and quality. The whole workforce is extremely proud of the Qashqai, and we’re thrilled their hard work is continuing to be recognised.’
Launched in 2007, the Qashqai is no stranger to awards ceremonies. It scooped 13 key industry titles in its first year and has become the most decorated British-built car ever. The UK-produced Qashqai has been a global success story for Nissan, selling over 1.8 million vehicles worldwide.