More silverware for Qashqai as names best-selling Nissan crossover as its 2014 Family Car of the Year

  • Judges highlight Qashqai’s bold design and high technology levels
  • Latest award joins others from key industry titles and websites
  • British-built Qashqai features a host of advanced technologies

The new Nissan Qashqai has added to its impressive haul of industry awards accolades with another title. Online tech review site has named the Qashqai its Best Family Car 2014 at its annual awards ceremony.

The judging panel highlighted the Qashqai’s exterior design, family-focused cabin and high levels of technology – qualities that helped the British-built crossover become one of the most in-demand cars of 2014.

Rory Reid, Editor in Chief of said: “The original Nissan Qashqai almost single-handedly defined the crossover market, and although wannabes have tried to cash in on its success, it continues to rule head and shoulders above its rivals.”’s award is the latest in a long line of titles won by the Qashqai since its launch in January. Among the silverware already collected is the 2014 What Car? Car of the Year award, 2014 Auto Express Crossover of the Year and eBay Motors Car of the Year 2014. The Qashqai’s advanced Safety Shield technology also scooped the prestigious Auto Express Safety Award earlier this year.

Commenting on the Qashqai’s latest award, Rachael Gregory from Nissan Motor GB added: “We’re delighted to accept this award for the Qashqai. The Qashqai’s exceptionally high equipment levels and advanced technologies have been a key factor in its popularity with buyers and awards like this reward the hard work that our design and engineering teams put into the car.”

Launched in January, the new Qashqai is available from £18,265 and is offered with five trim grade options. Engine outputs range from 110PS in the 1.5dCi to 163PS in the new 1.6-litre DIG-T petrol engines, while technology features include Nissan Safety Shield Technologies, Around View Monitor, New NissanConnect infotainment system and Intelligent Park Assist*.

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