The Nissan Qashqai has won the award for 'Best Crossover' at the 2010 Fleet World Honours. Chairman of the 2010 Fleet World Honours Judges Steve Moody said "when almost every other manufacturer talks about having a 'Qashqai rival', it's apparent that Nissan's crossover has defined an entirely new market, selling in strong numbers to fleets and delivering the perfect combination of SUV looks and hatchback running costs."
The Nissan Qashqai is not quite a 4x4 but it is more than just a hatchback. The space is excellent in the Nissan Qashqai with plenty of head and legroom. The rear seat bench is wide enough to carry three. The boot is big and can be expanded to 660 litres when the rear seats are split.
There are four engine options available, the 1.6 and two litre petrol and a 1.5 and two litre diesel. Inside the Nissan Qashqai there is an air of quality with soft touch materials and sturdy plastics. There is a high level of equipment the entry level Nissan Qashqai comes with air conditioning, alloy wheels, CD player, four powered windows and a Bluetooth hands free telephone kit. The Nissan Qashqai Acenta adds climate control, a CD autochanger, parking sensors, cruise control and automatic headlamps and wipers. Top of the range is the Nissan Qashqai Tekna which has full leather upholstery and a panoramic glass roof. Stability control is found on all the two litre models and there is dual front and curtain airbags as standard.