Now, more than ever, people are embracing the freedom of the open road and choosing to holiday a little closer to home.
The all-electrified Nissan Qashqai Tekna+ Xtronic certainly ticks all the boxes if you’re looking for a vehicle that supports a huge variety of lifestyle demands, including a towing capability that leaves all others trailing way behind.
Recently surpassing 15,000 orders in the UK, the Nissan Qashqai Tekna+ Xtronic released next year has been named overall winner of the Caravan and Motorhome Club, Caravan Weight 1300-1400kg category.
Being put through its paces at Millbrook Proving Ground near Bedford, the Nissan Qashqai+ Tekna Xtronic saw off its rivals as the proud winner in its class.
The judges praised the Qashqai’s performance in the competition, saying it made a “good all-round tow car, doing everything well” and would make a “sound purchase” for any customer.
Nick Lomas, Director General of the Caravan and Motorhome Club said, “We’ve been receiving an increasing number of enquiries about the technicalities and practicalities of towing with hybrid and electric vehicles so it’s fantastic news we are seeing a boom in competition entrants and winners in these categories.”
Like its predecessors, the styling of the third-generation Nissan Qashqai was led by the team at Nissan Design Europe, based in central London, while its engineering was led by Nissan Technical Centre Europe, situated in Cranfield, Bedfordshire. It continues to be produced in Nissan’s state-of-the-art facility in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear.
In 2022, the Qashqai’s electrified powertrain line-up will be expanded with the addition of Nissan’s unique e-POWER system, where a petrol engine is used solely to generate electricity, whilst the wheels are completely driven by an electric motor. This unique solution combines the enjoyable, seamless linear acceleration characteristic of an EV, but without the need for charging.
The caravan and Motorhome Club represents the interests of over one million caravan, motorhome and trailer tent owners across the UK. For more information about the Caravan and Motorhome Club’s Towcar of the Year competition, please visit https://www.camc.com/towcar/