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Nissan Qashqai named What Car? Car of the Year

Nissan Qashqai named What Car? Car of the Year

The Nissan Qashqai has started 2014 in some style after being awarded the coveted What Car? Car of the Year award at its ceremony last night (January 8th).

It was launched under high expectations, with the previous model having already been successful and the manufacturer boasting that the latest edition would be the most significant car in the brand's modern history - pushing the boundaries of design and innovation and delivering a number of sector-first technologies.

The model did not disappoint on its release and has since been recognised in a number of top industry awards.

In addition to picking up the title of Car of the Year, the Qashqai was also given the accolade of Best Small SUV, doubling the significance of the night for Nissan.

According to editor-in-chief at What Car? Chas Hallett, Nissan did not leave a single detail untouched when it released the car and that is why it took the award. He added that the company should be proud of their achievements with the latest model.

“The all-new Nissan Qashqai brings excellence and polish to a class of cars that is brimming with talent and tempting buys. The Qashqai delivers low costs and first-class levels of comfort, refinement, space and safety," he added.

Jim Wright, managing director at Nissan Motor GB, said the brand is "thrilled" with the latest accolade and noted the huge amount of effort, design and engineering work that was put in to make sure the Qashqai was in a league of its own.

The joy for Nissan didn't end there either, as the Nissan X-Trail was voted as the Most Exciting Car 2014 by What Car? readers, with the model set for release in the summer.

However, the night belonged to the Qashqai. Thanks to innovative parking guidance technologies, unique infotainment offerings, quality safety and all-round practicality and comfort, the crossover was a much welcome car in the company's already impressive range - and motorists certainly love its abilities.

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