The new Nissan Qashqai has been predicted by RV experts CAP to retain 50% of its list price after three years/30,000 miles.
That’s 10 percentage points better than the current car – which equates to an extra £2,375 on the secondhand price of the car.
The gold standard Qashqai is the 1.5 dCi Acenta, which will cost £20,840 new – and still be worth, after three years, £10,400. This is, as Nissan happily points out, a better result even than the Volkswagen Golf.
Michael Auliar, Nissan GB fleet sales director, said: “The original Qashqai… performed very strongly in the used market, retaining its value far better than its closest rivals.
“CAP has raised the RV 10 percentage points, underlining the progress we have made and emphasising how strong the Qashqai is as fleet prospect over its whole life cycle.”
It’s not just the diesel Qashqais that will deliver a secondhand price boost to those selling their Qashqai after three years, either: the new 1.2 DiG-T Acenta petrol also boasts a £2,800 used price boost over the 1.6 Acenta Qashqai it replaces.
All eyes are thus now on Nissan’s PCP rates for the new model. With such big improvements in retained values, some very strong deals are expected – which could actually make the new model almost as cheap to own as the current car.
Indeed, with much better fuel economy and lower CO2, could buying a new Qashqai actually save car buyers money? With figures as competitive as these, we’ll be looking out for them with interest as the car’s January market launch nears.
UPDATED: MR now has the full RV price and percentage rundown for the new Nissan Qashqai range…
1.6 dCi Acenta: £10,950 | 50%
1.5 dCi Acenta Smart Vision: £10,575 | 50%
1.5 dCi Acenta: £10,400 | 50%
1.2 DiG-T Petrol Acenta Smart Vision: £9,750 | 50%
1.2 DiG-T Petrol Acenta: £9,575 | 50%
1.6 dCi Acenta CVT: £11,500 | 49%
1.6 dCi Acenta Smart Vision: £11,125 | 49%
1.5 dCi Acenta Premium: £11,025 | 49%
1.2 DiG-T Petrol Acenta Premium: £10,225 | 49%
1.6 dCi Visia Smart Vision: £10,200 | 49%
1.6 dCi Visia: £10,025 | 49%
1.5 dCi Visia Smart Vision: £9,650 | 49%
1.5 dCi Visia: £9,475 | 49%
1.2 DiG-T Petrol Visia Smart Vision: £8,800 | 49%
1.2 DiG-T Petrol Visia: £8,625 | 49%
1.6 dCi Acenta Premium: £11,575 | 48%
1.6 dCi Tekna CVT: £12,850 | 47%
1.6 dCi Tekna: £12,300 | 47%
1.5 dCi Tekna: £11,750 | 47%
1.2 DiG-T Petrol Tekna: £10,950 | 47%