The new Nissan Qashqai is the What Car? Car of the Year 2014.
It is the first time that Nissan has won the overall What Car? Car of the Year Award; the British-built Qashqai was also named best small SUV.
What Car? editor-in-chief Chas Hallett said: “The all-new Nissan Qashqai brings excellence and polish to a class of cars that is brimming with talent and tempting buys. The Qashqai delivers low costs and first-class levels of comfort, refinement, space and safety.
“Nissan has thought of every last detail, and this complete approach is why the Qashqai is What Car?’s Car of the Year. The Nissan team should be justifiably proud of their achievement.”
Nissan Motor GB managing director Jim Wright said: “We’re thrilled that What Car? has named the new Qashqai as its 2014 Car of the Year. A huge amount of effort has gone into the design and engineering of the new car, and we’re all extremely excited about creating the template for the second-generation crossover."
2014 What Car? Award winners
Small car: Ford Fiesta 1.0T 100 Ecoboost Zetec 5dr
Family car: Skoda Octavia 1.2 TSI SE
Green car: BMW i3 electric
Coupé: BMW 435i M Sport Sport auto
Estate car: Volkswagen Golf Estate 1.6 TDI SE Bluemotion Tech
MPV: Citroën Grand C4 Picasso 1.6 e-HDi 115 Exclusive
Hot hatch: Ford Fiesta ST-2