The new Nissan Qashqai has been named the 2014 What Car? Car of the Year at an awards ceremony held in Park Lane last night.
The Qashqai also bagged the Small SUV award, while the 2014 Nissan X-Trail took away the Reader Award.
What Car? editor-in-chief Chas Hallett said: “The all-new Nissan Qashqai brings excellence and polish to a class of cars that is brimming with talent and tempting buys. The Qashqai delivers low costs and first-class levels of comfort, refinement, space and safety.”
The original Nissan Qashqai proved to be a surprising hit, triggering the crossover bandwagon that every manufacturer worth its salt is now trying to jump on.
Our man Peter Burgess is currently on his way to Madrid for a first drive in the 2014 model. Return to MR soon to find out his verdict.
Here is the full list of winners:
City car: Hyundai i10 1.0 65 SE
Small car: Ford Fiesta 1.0T 100 Ecoboost Zetec 5dr
Family car: Skoda Octavia 1.2 TSI SE
Green car: BMW i3
Coupe: BMW 435i M Sport auto
Estate car: Volkswagen Golf Estate 1.6 TDI SE Bluemotion Tech
MPV: Citroen Grand C4 Picasso 1.6 e-HDi 115 Exclusive
Hot hatch: Ford Fiesta ST-2
Open-top car: Audi A3 Cabriolet 1.8 TSI S Line
Small SUV: Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi Acenta 2WD
Large SUV: Range Rover Sport
Executive car: Audi A3 Saloon 2.0 TDI Sport
Sports car: Porsche Boxster
Luxury car: Mercedes-Benz S350 Bluetec L SE Line
Reader Award: Nissan X-Trail
Car of the Year: Nissan Qashqai 1.5 dCi Acenta 2WD
Do you agree with these winners? What would you pick as your Car of the Year? Let us know!