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Nissan Qashqai named as CAP Used Car of the Year 2011

The Nissan Qashqai has been voted ‘Used Car of the Year’ for the second year running by used car pricing experts CAP.

A panel of judges comprising of used car market and vehicle valuation experts at CAP chose the Qashqai from a shortlist of six models.

Points were awarded by the judging panel based on CAP’s criteria of excellence in the following areas: affordability and practicality of ownership; trusted reputation; retail popularity; and innovative impact on motor industry.

Unlike other car awards, the CAP Used Car of the Year is designed to acknowledge all-round excellence from the perspective of everyone touched by the vehicle, including private owners, company car drivers, fleet operators and even used car dealers themselves.

The Qashqai scored highly in every area of CAP’s judging criteria and delivers significant benefits to everyone in the chain of supply, from dealers to owners and drivers.

Judging panel chairman Mark Bulmer, editor of CAP Black Book, said: “It is a great all-rounder that is perfect for its purpose, delivering on style as well as practicality for the motorist and providing a great retail proposition for used car dealers.”

The CAP panel noted that even on the question of depreciation, the Qashqai is a consistently strong proposition that tends to outperform the general market.

The Qashqai was chosen from a strong shortlist of Citroen DS3, Nissan Qashqai, Vauxhall Zafira, Fiat 500, Ford Fiesta and Renault Clio.

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