ottobre 12, 2018 - Nissan

Nissan Qashqai named 'Best British Built Car'

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The category-defining Nissan Qashqai has been named Best British Built Car at the inaugural News UK Motor Awards 2018

LONDON – The category-defining Nissan Qashqai – the best-selling crossover in the UK – has been named Best British Built Car at the inaugural News UK Motor Awards 2018.

The Nissan Qashqai was honored in recognition of the model's significant contribution to the success of the British car industry since its introduction in 2007.

"The Qashqai is the original crossover, inventing the segment as we know it, and is the most successful model in Europe in Nissan's history," said Alex Smith, managing director, Nissan Motor GB. "The fact that Qashqai is designed, engineered and made in the UK is something we are immensely proud of. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the News UK judges for recognizing Qashqai with this outstanding award."

Refreshed in 2017 with an extensive range of updates, the Nissan Qashqai has been further enhanced in 2018 with a new lineup of efficient gas powertrains, plus an all-new NissanConnect infotainment system.

More than three million Qashqai models have been produced in the UK at Nissan's Sunderland manufacturing plant since 2007. The second generation of the model, launched in 2014, became the fastest ever UK-built vehicle to pass the half million production mark in a record-breaking 21 months.

At the heart of the Qashqai's appeal for more than 10 years has been its position as the ultimate urban crossover. It successfully blends the practicality and desirability of an SUV with the footprint, driving dynamics and running costs of a hatchback.

"The Qashqai has the legacy of being the first car to spark Europe's obsession with family SUVs ten years ago, and is still the yardstick against which all other crossovers are compared to," said Nick Francis, motoring editor at Sun on Sunday. "The fastest UK built car to reach half a million sales, it's easy to see why. The Qashqai is the jewel of the British car industry."

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