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Our Fleet: Nissan Qashqai 1.6 dCi N-Tec + - October 2012

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


After an enjoyable six months with the Qashqai, it is time to let another member of the team take over running it.

All in all the car has been a resounding success. Nissan has presented a complete fleet package which stands up well against its rivals.

All my passengers have been impressed with its interior as much as the exterior, while the extras such as the panoramic roof and 360º parking camera have added a luxurious feeling to the car.

The Qashqai's economy has also been impressive – I've achieved more than 70mpg on a trip and I got another reminder of its fuel-sipping ability a few weekends ago on a trip to Rockingham Raceway when I flicked through the trip computer and was surprised to see the mpg at 69.4.

Granted, for a large part of the journey I was limited to 50-55mph as I was stuck behind a lorry on winding roads, but it is still impressive.

Only a few niggles have emerged during the Qashqai's time with me. The gearchange is quite stiff and the sound system is not the best I have heard. But, for me, the only real negative, which I am sure Nissan would disagree with, is its popularity. You cannot seem to drive down a road or into a car park without being passed by another one.

However, Nissan’s crossover is fun to drive, great to look at and offers a comfortable ride, which makes it a real winner for me.

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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