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The Nissan Qashqai has won the prestigious Continental Irish Car of the Year 2015 award, writes Padraic Deane. For the 38th consecutive year, the award has been voted for by the members of the Irish Motoring Writers’ Association (IMWA). The announcement was made at the awards ceremony in The Marker Hotel in Dublin. It was attended by leading figures from the motor industry.
Nissan says its passion for innovation and technology has seen it transform the family car landscape over the course of the last seven years. Now, using the same design approach and original thinking that produced the Qashqai, X-Trail and Note, Nissan says it is expanding its product portfolio once more with an exciting new family hatchback, the Pulsar.
Figures just released by the SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry) for vehicle sales for the first quarter of this year show that new car sales are up by 26.59 per cent on last year. At almost 49,960 (v 39,466 in Q1 2013) cars sold, the first quarter of this year has outperformed all other periods since 2008.
While the new Juke and e-NV200 received considerable attention on the Nissan stand at the Geneva Motor Show recently, it was the new X-Trail that dominated for many.
When the Nissan Juke arrived in 2010, it brought with it a sense of adventure to the car market. It had unique styling that was not going to be everyone’s cup of tea. It was after all designed to grab the attention of a younger audience. I was not sure that I liked the look of it myself at first, but in a short time, that changed - it grew on me. And most important, it brought some very refreshing qualities with it. It was light and nimble, yet giving the driver a feel of a bigger car.
On Monday last Nissan launched their latest all-new model to the Irish motoring press. And the exciting new Juke entry level petrol model has a price tag of €18,195.