It seems you can’t keep an award winning 4x4 at bay and this is certainly true of the all-new Nissan Qashqai 4x4 Crossover.
The dawning of the new year saw Nissan’s class-leading Qashqai scoop a fourth, yes you read that correctly, a fourth UK award as ‘Best Crossover’ at the 4x4 of the Year 2022 awards, sponsored by BFGoodrich.
The iconic Qashqai ‘s looks remain as stunning, practical and as modern as ever but to see and feel the real difference then enter it’s cabin where all the magic happens.
Alan Kidd, Editor of 4x Magazine, commented, “When you look at the number of Qashqai on the road, the new one has huge boots to fill and we have to say, Nissan has certainly pulled it off. They didn’t need to reinvent the wheel but they’ve kept everything that was already good about the previous one and brought it right up to date.”
“The infotainment deserves a special mention too. The media display is fantastic. The camera-driven parking system is one of the best we’ve seen at any price. This really matters to people that buy SUVs, probably more so than the way it drives – although Nissan have nailed that too. It’s going to carry on the Qashqai tradition and be yet another sales monster.”
With the UK’s unsettling climate conditions, the all-new Qashqai offers unrivalled confidence and the most sure-footed drive you could wish for. It is available with an advanced all-wheel drive system that constantly monitors the available traction and will distribute power to the rear wheels in a split-second should it detect a loss of grip from the front wheels. Additionally, drivers can select the optimum driving mode according to the conditions or their personal preferences, be that snow, off-road, sport, eco or standard.
AWD versions of the all-new Qashqai are powered by the refined DiG-T 158 mild hybrid engine, mated to a refined Xtronic transmission and available from N-Connecta grade to Tekna+.
Andrew Humberstone, Managing Director, Nissan Motor (GB)Ltd. Added; “We are very proud of the third-generation Qashqai’s continued success in these important industry awards. Not only do they reinforce Qashqai’s position as the definitive Crossover, this particular recognition from 4x4 Magazine highlights the versatility and capability of the model and its suitability to a wide range of customers.”
The all-new Qashqai is not only one of the safest cars in its class, having been awarded the top five-star safety rating by Euro NCAP, but has also now been awarded a ‘Best in Class’ by the same organization in the ‘Small Off Road’ category.”
The award was given on the overall basis of Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, Pedestrian and Safety Assist with the weighted sum of scores in those categories determining Qashqai as the Best in Class winner.
All in all, it couldn’t be a better start to the new year for the all-new Nissan Qashqai, making it the penultimate go-it choice for any discerning SUV driver.