The Nissan Qashqai is a Compact Crossover SUV and the first version was introduced in 2006. The trade press regularly enjoy punning the name Nissan Qashqai and refer to it as Nissan’s Cash Cow, such has been its success but the joke is always made in admiration.
Nissan designed the Qashqai and aimed it at those people who weren’t attracted by the large “Chelsea Tractor” type of SUV so many of which are seen everywhere. They seem to have got it right. The Nissan Qashqai has been tremendously successful and sales are now well beyond early predictions.
Nissan chose the name Qashqai after very careful consideration. The Qashqai are mountain-dwelling people found in the mountainous area of southwestern Iran and the name is intended to suggest that you can go anywhere, in comfort.
As a family car, and it comes in five and seven seat versions, the Nissan Qashqai is a very attractive proposition. It has all the reliability that you would expect from one of the world’s most experienced motor manufacturers and in 2007 it received a Five Star Euro NCAP Rating- the best ever adult occupant score.
Interestingly in the United States, the Nissan Qashqai is sold as the Nissan Rogue so clearly over the pond Nissan believe a touch of the outlaw still does no harm to sales. Nissan is very well established in the UK and in fact, the Nissan Qashqai is actually built right here in Sunderland.
If you have invested in a Nissan Qashqai you have chosen well but it is very important that you protect your investment with regular servicing and maintenance. Check your tyres. Even in the best of cars, the tyres wear out and a worn tyre could cost you a fine and put three penalty points on your driving licence.
If you are unsure how to check your tyres go into any McConechy’s Tyre Centre and one of our technicians will check them and show you how. Free of charge. Your Nissan Qashqai tyre size can vary depending on the model so simply go to the tyres section on our website and enter your registration number. We will confirm the model and show you a range of the correct tyres for your own Nissan Qashqai and the prices, fully fitted in the McConechy’s Tyre Centre of your choice.