2 April 2014
Feature

The longest test to date of the all-new Nissan Qashqai takes Autocar from the car's birthplace in Sunderland, England to Istanbul and back again. Why Istanbul? Because it bridges Europe and Asia and to the east lies the heart of the Nissan brand, while Europe is a key market for the Qashqai.

Richard Bremner, Mark Tisshaw and Matt Burt make the journey.

From Sunderland to Istanbul (and back again) in Nissan's ground-breaking crossover

 Autocar's 5000-mile road trip

Follow Autocar's trip as it happened:

Nissan Qashqai from Sunderland to Istanbul, day one

Nissan Qashqai from Sunderland to Istanbul, day two

Nissan Qashqai from Sunderland to Istanbul, day three

Nissan Qashqai from Sunderland to Istanbul, day four

Nissan Qashqai from Sunderland to Istanbul, day five

Nissan Qashqai from Sunderland to Istanbul, day six

Nissan Qashqai from Sunderland to Istanbul, day seven

Nissan Qashqai from Sunderland to Istanbul, day eight

Nissan Qashqai from Sunderland to Istanbul, day nine

Nissan Qashqai from Sunderland to Istanbul, day ten

Nissan Qashqai from Sunderland to Istanbul, day eleven

Nissan Qashqai from Sunderland to Istanbul, day twelve

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Velvet Munchkin 4 April 2014

Advertorial

Couldn't they find a couple of small niggles after 13 days? This video was 'phoned in. Did we really need to be reminded that Nissan is headquartered in Asia [Bremner]? "It hasn't missed a beat..." "It's very quiet." "It could be easily something from Germany." "Stunning scenery" "Vast waterfalls".

Roll eyes.

Come on guys, what about some real insight? And why no mention of near rivals? Lazy, advertorial rubbish. Totally unworthy!

lamcote 4 April 2014

Wow

What a staggering waste of time that was. I really can't believe you have gone to such effort to produce this useless video. What is happening to Autocar these days? I always thought I would be able to rely on you to produce top quality journalism, apparently not, then enough said?
MaxTorque 3 April 2014

Copy and paste job

I still can't get my head around why Nissan resorted to copying the styling of Hyundai's ix35 and Santa Fe for the Qashqai's side shoulder and rising rear window lines (as well as the rear lights). Surely they could have come up with something more original than cutting and pasting bits of other manufacturers' designs? It was an opportunity for Nissan to really step it up with something distinctive-looking after the slightly anodyne original but this Qashqai just looks far too generic and bland.