Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: January 23, 2013
Categories: Nissan, Nissan Awards, Nissan Qashqai

  • Qashqai sales account for 50 per cent of total Nissan fleet sales
  • 130PS 1.6-litre dCi Qashqai with 62.8mpg and just 119g/km CO2 singled out for praise
  • Qashqai continued to be a strong seller to fleets during 2012

Nissan Qashqai

Nissan has won the inaugural 2013 Business Car award for Crossover of the Year.

Built at Nissan’s plant in Sunderland, the Qashqai was recognised in a sector it pioneered, earning acclaim from Business Car for “its distinctive looks” and “a drive that surpasses expectations.”

Further praise was lavished on Nissan for keeping the Qashqai fresh with a series of updates, notably the introduction of the 130PS 1.6-litre diesel option that now provides 62.8mpg and just 119g/km CO2 to offer a greener and more cost-effective solution for fleets.

In 2012 the Qashqai continued to be a strong seller in the fleet market with sales of 27,865, which accounted for 50 per cent of Nissan’s total car fleet sales.

Jon Pollock, Nissan’s Corporate Sales Director said: “We’re delighted to win the inaugural Business Car Crossover of the Year award. The Qashqai has been a strong seller to fleets and residuals have remained strong, a trend we expect to continue through 2013 as fleets recognise the growing size and attractiveness of this sector.”

Nissan recently launched the Qashqai 360 which promises to be the best-selling example yet of the sector-defining crossover. Starting at £19,945, the Qashqai 360 includes Nissan Connect with 360° Around View Monitor to aid parking and reversing.