With the SUV market absolutely booming, the choice of quality operators within the sector has never been better. That’s obviously a good thing if you’re looking for a new car, but it can also present a potential headache in terms of not knowing which one to pick. When it comes to the class leaders, there are a few names that stand out, but a perennial favourite at the more budget end of the SUV spectrum has long been the Nissan Qashqai.
With summer holidays on the horizon and staycations set to be the theme, the importance of having a good family car behind you for your travels has never been greater. But why is the Qashqai a good pick for summer 2021 and beyond?
The benefits behind the best seller
The Qashqai is a regular on top ten family car/SUV lists, but perhaps more impressively has been a long-standing best seller in the market. Through 2021, the Qashqai sits at the top of the SUV sales charts in the UK, and 4th overall – behind only the incredibly popular Mercedes A-Class hatchback and two all-time classics: the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Corsa.
Since its introduction to the market in 2006, the Qashqai has gone through numerous designs overhauls, with latest edition having enjoyed a significant refresh that sees it better tailored than ever to the family market.
The Qashqai’s biggest strength arguably lies in its Jack of all trades appeal. It may not be the most luxury SUV out there, but it certainly has premium touches. It’s not the biggest option going, but it offers excellent practicality and space in a rather desirable compact frame. It’s tech-heavy but not OTT, and the styling inside and out is well refined to the modern market. It is, in essence, a proper family car for the everyday – sturdy, safe, stylish, functional and assured – and when you consider that all-round capability is available in a rather accessible price bracket (Qashqais start at just under £27,000 new), it’s no wonder Nissan’s leading motor has found popularity with British drivers.
Buying your Qashqai
One of the great things about popular cars is the accessibility of the buying options that come with them. The quantity of Qashqais sold over the years means the used market for them is absolutely huge, and you can grab an old model for just a few thousand pounds if you’re working to a tight budget or find solid discounts on nearly new options with just a few thousand miles on the clock.
Those buying new have a variety of attractive options to them, with the Qashqais relatively low price point making any finance deal and monthly payment commitment manageable for those looking to take on a PCP agreement. Similar, for buyers after a short term, tide over solution, you can get great deals on Qashqai lease options, too. Perhaps it’s that value for money element the Qashqai offers that has made it a true SUV stalwart.
Looking for the ultimate family getaway car for this summer’s staycation season? The Nissan Qashqai could be it. Offering all round appeal at a rather nice price, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better family SUV for your needs.
Founder Dinis Guarda
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