The Nissan Qashqai was Ireland’s best-selling car for the 181 sales period with the 3,045 new buyers who made it their car of choice also cementing its position as the leader of its segment, writes Trish Whelan.
The result also reaffirms the Qashqai’s status as Ireland’s best-selling crossover of all time with over 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 63pc year-on-year increase in new Qashqai petrol car sales as the trend of drivers switching back to petrol continues apace.
Nissan say a key factor in its success has been the introduction of its autonomous drive technology ProPILOT in the new Qashqai while 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.
“Nissan’s 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. We are redefining how cars are driven, powered and integrated into society and the Qashqai has proven to be the real winner, increasing safety, control and comfort for drivers,” said James McCarthy, CEO, Nissan Ireland.
With the shift in 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. This offer is geared towards families, giving them a limited opportunity to buy two brand new cars from €341 per month through PCP, or to save €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 1 July and up to 31 July when the offer ends.
Customers must choose a new Qashqai or X-Trail as their first car and they can then choose from a New Micra, Juke, Pulsar or Qashqai for their second car.
PCP customers combining anew Qashqai 1.2XE and Micra 1.0XE as part of the Nissan Car Combo offer can buy both cars for €340.38 per month, based on 6.9pc APR and a 30pc 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.
This Car Combo offer is a limited offer and available at participating dealers only.