Thank you to our personal lease customer, from Gillingham (Kent), for sending through pictures of their replacement vehicle, the brand-new Nissan Qashqai.
As the most important car within the Nissan range (in the UK), the Qashqai was the first mainstay SUV option across the UK, effectively setting the standard for what has become the most popular segment.
The modern market no longer craves MPV’s, small hatchbacks or convertibles – personal and company cars are now saturated with SUV options.
Ever since the Qashqai, new, and equally exciting options followed with the Ford Kuga, Hyundai Tuscon, Kia Sportage, Peugeot 3008, Vauxhall Grandland X and VW Tiguan, to name but a few!
This appetite is not subsiding and this perhaps at the detriment of other types of vehicles. Added to this is a new desire for a) petrol; and b) automatic transmissions, which is now completely changing the landscape we were so familiar with.
In relation to ordering cars, we have been discussing the notion of cancelling an order for a lease car before delivery. For personal contract hire customers we discussed the relevance of the consumer credit act and consumer contract regulations, which effective provides a 15 day cooling off, so that a customer can cancel the transaction without any costs or consequences (presuming this happened online).
In terms of the car shown here, the Nissan Qashqai Diesel Hatchback 1.5 dCi  N-Connecta [Glass Roof Pack] 5 Door (Manual), this is based on the following configuration:
· Pearl Black Metallic Paint
· Cloth – Anthracite
· Carbon Graphite Dash Trim
· 18″ Alloy Wheels
As standard, the N-Connecta offers a good range of specification, sitting only just below the Tekna and the Tekna Plus. As standard the car includes cruise control, lane departure warning, halogen headlights LED daytime lights, auto wipers, privacy glass, auto hold function, hill start assist, intelligent emergency braking with pedestrian braking, Nissan chassis control, android auto/apply carplay, front parking sensors, intelligent around view monitor, intelligent parking assist, rear parking sensors, reversing camera, push button starter, stop/start system, 7” touchscreen navigation, body coloured externals, heated and electrically folding door mirrors, DAB radio, steering wheel mounted controls, rear roof spoiler, panoramic glass sunroofs, daytime running lights, high beam assist, 18” alloys, Thatcham cat 1 alarm, anti-theft alarm and immobiliser, lumbar support on driver and passenger seats, ambient lighting, leather gear leaver and steering wheel. The additional specification is limited as to what you can add to the Qasqhai – you either increase in spec to a Tekna or you go down to the Acenta or Visia. For the N-Connecta, you can add an LED pack or heat pack.
On the technical-side, company car and business drivers can note the P11d at £27,000.00 and CO2 at 110g/km. The 1461CC 6 speed manual box delivers 115ps, 67.2 combined MPG and 0-62 times of 12.3 seconds. Service intervals are set at every 12 months or 18,000 miles, whichever lands sooner.
So would you select the Nissan Qashqai as your next car leasing option? Or would the other great SUV choices be for you?
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