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  • Nissan Intelligent Mobility wins at Auto Express New Car Awards 2018
  • 06 August 2018
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    Nissan Intelligent Mobility wins at Auto Express New Car Awards 2018

    The LEAF and Qashqai were amongst the special mentions at this year's Auto Express New Car Awards 2018. Yet another win for Nissan's Intelligent Mobility.

The Nissan Qashqai

The Qashqai has been given the really impressive title of Auto Express Car of the Past 30 Years! This amazing accolade pays homage to the revolutionary design that has very much paved the way for the emergence and development of the crossover segment.

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.”

The Qashqai was last updated in 2017 and is currently the UK’s third best selling car in 2018! The Nissan plant in Sunderland has produced more than 3 million Qashqai models, and in recent years these have included the new Intelligent Driving updates! These include ProPILOT which is Nissan’s advanced driver-assist technology! The aim in ProPILOT is to alleviate some of the more mundane elements to driving. It looks to reduce fatigue and stress and therefore improve safety and enhance overall control and confidence.

Nissan Qashqai
Nissan Qashqai
Nissan Qashqai

Matt Weaver, Design Director, Nissan Design Europe, added:

“The Qashqai is a pioneering design that created the crossover segment and has since transformed expectations of what a European family car should be. Combining the space and packaging efficiency of the traditional hatchback with the high driving position and premium looks of an SUV, Qashqai introduced fresh new thinking to the sector and captured the imagination of car buyers. Designed, engineered and built in the UK, Qashqai’s design has been so influential that the crossover is now the most popular body type in Europe.”

The Nissan LEAF

The new 2018 Nissan  LEAF is no stranger to awards scene. It has been named World Green Car of the Year by What Car? The latest title to be added to the ever growing list is the very special Technology Award from Auto Express. It officially went on sales February 2nd and has had over 2,600 sales to date!

What has made so many drivers switch over to the all electric motoring? The LEAF includes some really impressive and stand out technologies such as ePedal, ProPILOT and ProPILOT Park have helped this conversion!

Nissan LEAF
Nissan LEAF

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.”

The award-winning all-electric LEAF is made at Nissan UK plant in Sunderland and is really shaping the way in which we view electric vehicles. Kitted out with all the latest technologies, providing comfort and safety and brilliant range, you can see why!

Nissan LEAF
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