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Our Fleet: Nissan Qashqai 1.6 dCi N-Tec + - January 2013

BIK List Price
Nissan Qashqai BIK list price
BIK Percentage
Nissan Qashqai BIK Percent
Nissan Qashqai CO2
Combined MPG
Nissan Qashqai MPG


As the Nissan Qashqai nears the end of its first-generation life, and our 1.6 dCi N-Tec+ approaches the end of its stay with us, it’s worth considering the model’s success.

The manufacturer abandoned the traditional medium car sectors occupied by the Almera and Primera and focused on a niche when it introduced the Qashqai six years ago.

In 2012 it sold more high-spec Qashqai N-Tec+ models (which made up 60% of sales) in the UK than the entire number of Mondeos registered.

In total, of Nissan's fleet registrations of almost 51,000 units in 2012 (an increase of more than 3,000 units), almost 28,000 were Qashqais.

Our Qashqai test car was fitted with Nissan’s Around View 360° monitor, which uses four cameras to display the area around the car on the screen inside when parking. Nissan has now focused on this technology in launching a new Qashqai derivative to replace the N-Tec+ in 2013, called the 360 – an attractive model in the car’s run out year.

We expect to see a new version of the Qashqai at a major motor show this year. In this month's North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Nissan showed a concept car called Resonance (click here for report), which showed how its crossover car design is likely to evolve.

We’ve forgiven our Qashqai’s trip computer aberration because the car’s breadth of ability makes it so easy to live with and, with the 1.6-litre diesel engine, it’s still proving to be one of the most fuel-efficient cars on our fleet.

Driver Notes

Fuel economy
I am usually disappointed with my long termers when it comes to fuel economy as most fail to hit the official figure. I have, however, been very pleased with the Qashqai's performance returning over 70mpg on longer distance journeys!
Panoramic Roof
The panoramic roof is a great edition to our long termers specification and on sunny days fills the Qashqai with light - my only niggle is the time it takes to fully reveal, not something that can be done waiting at traffic lights.
Top Speed
Nissan Qashqai Top Speed
VED band
Nissan Qashqai Ved
Fuel Type
Nissan Qashqai Fuel Type
Residual Value
3 Year 60k : £7,625
4 Year 80k : £6,100
Running Cost (ppm)
3 Year 60k : 39.87
4 Year 80k : 35.79

CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data correct at time of writing. The latest figures are available in the Fleet News fuel cost calculator and the company car tax calculator.

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