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The Top Gear car review:Nissan Qashqai

Overall verdict
Nissan has developed the Qashqai into a very desirable family car.


Bigger passenger compartment, improved refinement, efficient engines


Lower powered versions are rather sluggish


What is it?

The second-generation Nissan Qashqai crossover. Looks like a 4x4, has the drivability and running costs of a car. It sits on a Renault-Nissan Alliance modular platform, it’s lighter by about 40kg despite having grown and acquired more equipment, and the deficient rear seat space has been remedied.

As it’s a regular top-10 best seller in the UK, this is a vital car for Nissan to get right. And it has - proven by the fact it’s now a UK top-10 staple, outselling almost every other comparable family hatch with ease.

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