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Nissan Qashqai tops 191 sales period

The Nissan Qashqai has reaffirmed its status as Ireland’s best-selling car, with 2,877 new models sold in the first six months of the year, according to figures for the 191 sales period.

James McCarthy, CEO of Nissan Ireland said: “Time and time again the Nissan Qashqai continues to be the most popular choice of car model amongst new car buyers in Ireland. That is because it is a true all-rounder, offering the best design, spec and value for money on the market.”

Nissan has sold more than 50,000 units of the car since its launch over 10 years ago and buoyant sales throughout 2019 have helped Nissan to increase its share of the new car market to 3.56 per cent up to the end of June.

McCarthy added: “The reputation and quality of the Nissan Qashqai is unquestioned by Irish car buyers. They know what to expect from a Qashqai and it delivers on all fronts with a choice of petrol and diesel engines across the range.

“Ten years after its launch, the Nissan Qashqai continues to pioneer the way with intelligent driving technologies like Intelligent Emergency Braking, Intelligent Cruise Control and Intelligent Lane Departure Warning along with driver awareness technologies like Blind Spot Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition and an Adaptive Front Lighting System.”

Nissan claims customers have also been attracted by the car’s easy connectivity to smartphones which provides them with access to their music on the move and to their Facebook newsfeed, tweets and TripAdvisor tips while stationary.

As the car industry shifts its focus to the 192 sales period Nissan is giving new car buyers the opportunity to avail of up to €5,500 scrappage on their old car when they buy a 192 Nissan before July 31, while the entire Nissan passenger range is now available at just 3.9 per cent APR. This offer also ends on July 31.