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Pricewatch:Volkswagen Golf v Nissan Qashqai

NISSAN is targeting staple fleet cars like the Volkswagen Golf with its new Qashqai.

It believes that buyers want more than just a standard hatchback at this price point and is offering the combination of SUV looks, C-sector size and competitive pricing.

To take sales off established models, Qashqai will need decent residuals, and CAP is pitching it slightly above Focus and Astra, but below Golf. Here we compare two entry level 2.0-litre diesels. Nissan’s history at this price (think Almera and Primera) means that it needs to prove it can sell the product before residual predictions strengthen.

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 2.0 TDI SPORT 5dr: Price new £17,827

Mileage Age (months) Predicted value Money lost
20,000 12 £12,075/68% £5,752
30,000 18 £10,575/59% £7,252
40,000 24 £9,250/52% £8,577
50,000 30 £8,100/45% £9,727
60,000 36 £7,175/40% £10,652

Source: CAP Motor Research

NISSAN QASHQAI 2.0 DCI VISIA 5dr: Price new £16,001

Mileage Age (months) Predicted value Money lost
20,000 12 £8,625/54% £7,376
30,000 18 £7,450/47% £8,551
40,000 24 £6,450/40% £9,551
50,000 30 £5,600/35% £10,401
60,000 36 £4,900/31% £11,101

Source: CAP Motor Research

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