The Nissan Qashqai was Ireland’s best-selling car for the 181 sales period. Some 3,045 new buyers made it their car of choice, cementing its position as the undisputed leader of its segment.
The result also reaffirms the Nissan Qashqai’s status as Ireland’s best-selling crossover of all time with more than 50,000 units sold since its launch just over 10 years ago.
The choice of petrol engines available across the entire Qashqai range is driving demand for the car, with Nissan reporting a massive 63 per cent year-on-year increase in new Qashqai petrol car sales as the trend of drivers switching back to petrol continues apace.
Demand for the car is also being driven by the significant premium enhancements introduced to the new upgraded Qashqai in 2017 and by Nissan’s ‘intelligent mobility’ features which are changing the way people interact with their cars.
The upgrades, which focus on exterior design, interior quality, driving performance, and intelligent mobility technologies, helped Nissan to a 3.49 per cent share of the new car market up to the end of June.
A key factor in Nissan’s success has been the introduction of its autonomous drive technology ‘ProPilot’ in the new Qashqai, giving customers new levels of driving flexibility and greater freedom when they want it.
Nissan’s intelligent mobility technologies such as intelligent emergency braking with pedestrian detection, intelligent park assist with rear cross traffic alert, and still assist, have also attracted new buyers.
James McCarthy, CEO of Nissan Ireland, says its intelligent driving systems are a winner.
“We are delighted that the Nissan Qashqai continues to be the undisputed leader in its segment. The intelligent driving systems have taken the driving experience to the next level, acting like a partner to give drivers a whole new level of confidence,” he says.
“Nissan believes that everyone has a right to an exciting car no matter how much they pay. We are redefining how cars are driven, powered and integrated into society and the Nissan Qashqai has proven to be the real winner, increasing safety, control and comfort for drivers.”
As the car industry shifts its focus to the 182 sales period, Nissan is giving new car buyers and those thinking of buying a new Qashqai the opportunity to save money by buying two cars together as part of its car combo offer.
The Nissan car combo offer is geared towards families, presenting them with a limited opportunity to buy two new cars from as little as €341 per month through PCP, or to save as much as €11,800 if they decide to do a cash deal.
To avail of the offer customers must buy two new 182 Nissan passenger car models and both new cars need to be registered in the same family name and address between July 1 and up to July 31 when the offer ends.
Customers must choose a new Nissan Qashqai or X-Trail as the first car, and they can choose from a new Micra, Juke, Pulsar or Qashqai for the second car to create what Nissan calls their ideal car combo.
Nissan Ireland says PCP customers combining a new Qashqai 1.2XE and Micra 1.0XE as part of the offer can buy both cars for €340.38 per month, based on 6.9 per cent APR and a 30 per cent deposit. The cost of the two new cars is €54 more than the €290 cost per month of buying one Qashqai 1.2XE under the same PCP terms.
The Nissan car combo offer is a limited offer and available at participating dealers only. And as usual, terms and conditions apply.