The Nissan Qashqai has been named Best Small SUV at the What Car? Awards 2016.
At the annual ceremony in London, the model also picked up the 'Best Buy' award in the £15,000 - £25,000 price range. To win the 'Best Small SUV' category, the model beat off 16 other shortlisted competitors! The judges were impressed by the Qashqai's efficiency and economy as well as its smooth suspension and impressive levels of equipment.
Jim Holder, Editorial Director for Haymarket, which publishes What Car?, commented; “The Qashqai makes it a hat trick with yet another win in this hotly contested category. Despite strong opposition, the SUV from Sunderland possesses all the necessary talents for victory.
“Not only is it one of the most economical and least-polluting vehicles in this category, it also has a high-quality interior that keeps wind, engine and road noise at bay.
“Excellent practicality, a chassis that is well suited to British roads and impressive engine refinement are the icing on the cake.”
James Wright, Managing Director, Nissan Motor GB, said; “We’re delighted that the Qashqai’s charm has won over the What Car? judges yet again. It’s also a winner with the car buying public who have made the Nissan Qashqai the best-selling crossover in the UK.”
Since the Qashqai began production back in 2014, a new one has been built every 62 seconds, or 58 per hour.