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Cash in on a Qashqai

By raccars Published

Nissan Qashqai

There is good reason that the Qashqai is the UK’s best-selling Sports Utility Vehicle. Relatively compact for an SUV, well made, delivering up to 70mpg and great value, it has constantly ranked as one of the UK’s Top 10 selling cars since its launch in early 2007.

You may not know that the Qashqai is a wholly British production – designed in London; engineered in Bedfordshire and manufactured in Sunderland. This plant apparently finishes a car every 62 seconds, with 80% of production being exported (certainly helped by the launch of the Qashqai in to North America last year)

The launch of the Qashqai 2+2 in 2008 was a particularly smart move. From experience I know that those extra two seats are invaluable – rarely used but always helpful. The design increased overall car length by just 21cm in order to fit the third row of seats – given that the original car was 4.3 metres long we hardly noticed the difference

This week on RAC Cars we have over 6,000 Qashqai’s available, ranging from nearly-new cars at £27,000 down to some higher mileage examples at under £4,000. Head over to www.raccars.co.uk to see the right Qashqai for your cash – personally I like the look of the 2013 5 door car up with RAC Approved Dealer Imperial Car Supermarket in Surrey, showing just 20,000 miles for under £13,000

Wishing you a week of happy, safe and economical driving

Robert Diamond

Managing Director, RAC Motoring Services

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