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Diesel Car Award Given to the All-new Qashqai

The all-new Nissan Qashqai which was redefined in January, has been named Car of the Year 2014 by leading industry title ‘Diesel Car’.

The highly acclaimed new model Qashqai,  has won several awards and accolades and has broken all sales forecasts, it’s also been named Best Crossover in the magazines highly respected annual awards published today ending the Range Rover Evoque’s two year lead of the category.

The magazine ‘Diesel Car’ is the largest magazine dedicated to eco-friendly, alternatively fuelled and diesel powered vehicles. It’s views are highly regarded by the nation’s fleet operators and buyers, this award represents another clear recommendation of the all-new Qashqai’s appeal to the businesses driver and the fleet sector.

Announcing the award was Editor and Publisher of Diesel Car, Ian Robertson who commented “As well as being the creator of the sector with the Qashqai, Nissan also romps away in the sales charts with the UK’s number one best-selling crossover in its class”.

“And it’s easy to see why, when you examine the no-compromise class-leading approach to its design, and the fact it is built here in the UK.”

Jim Wright, Nissan GB Managing Director, said: “We are thrilled all-new Qashqai has been honoured in this way by such a highly regarded and influential publication.

“These awards validate what we at Nissan have known for a long time – that this outstanding new model represents a major landmark in crossover history. While the original Qashqai blazed a trail and created the crossover segment, all-new Qashqai has totally redefined it and raised the bar to the next level.”

The all-new Qashqai is available with as choice of innovative direct injection diesel engines the 1.5 dCi 110PS (81kW) and the 1.6 dCi 130PS (96kW). The new 1.5 dCi Qashqai’s CO2 low emissions of 99g/km means it falls into one of the lowest company car tax bands of just 14 per cent BIK for the 2013/2014 financial year and costs nothing in Vehicle Excise Duty (VED). The most popular fleet model, is the new 1.5 dCi Acenta Premium which has a £18,863 P11D, meaning the 20 per cent tax payer will pay just £53 tax per month, while those on the 40 per cent rate will pay £106.

For more information on the all-new Nissan Qashqai Click Here.



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