The Nissan Qashqai was named 'Auto Express Car of the Past 30 Years.' Its revolutionary design was partly the reason for winning the award but also for creating the increasingly popular crossover segment.
As for the second award, it was bestowed to the Nissan LEAF. Winning the 'Technology Award' for its innovative and impressive on-board technology.
The New 2018 Nissan LEAF officially went on
sale in the UK on 2
February 2018 with more than 2,600 sales to UK customers
to date. It's no surprise that the World's Best Selling Electric Car was given the
'Technology Award' with incredible technologies like ePedal, ProPILOT and ProPILOT Park.
The Qashqai certainly isn't shy to numbers either since it is currently the UK’s 3rd best-selling car in 2018. More than 3 million Qashqai models have been produced in the U.K.
Steve Fowler, Editor of Auto
Express, said; “The Nissan Qashqai was, and still is, a
car that offered all the practicality of a conventional
compact SUV, but with a footprint the same as a family
car. This Nissan not so much tore up the rulebook, but
sent it into oblivion. A successor to the Almera
hatchback, the Qashqai ripped the SUV market wide open,
creating a new segment of the market – and we’ve not
looked back since.”
Fowler added; “There are many things that have impressed us about the new Nissan LEAF. It’s good to drive with a realistic range of over 150 miles, and it comes packed with technology not available on many cars at the price, let alone EVs. But most impressive of all is the thought that’s gone into electric vehicle ownership and making that more appealing and cheaper for more people.”
For more information on the LEAF and Qashqai, visit our Nissan New Cars Page!