Long term report: Nissan Qashqai

Long term report: Nissan Qashqai

We say hello to another new addition to the AOL Cars long term fleet and this time it's Nissan's super successful Nissan Qashqai in the new 360 trim.

But the Nissan Qashqai is an incredibly boring car to review. It's not that the car itself is boring, just that it does everything so darn well.

After a few weeks thrashing, bashing, poking and prodding our new Qashqai 360 1.6 dCi I'm yet to find anything that comes close to getting on my wick.
Despite having a real presence on the road, it feels small and nimble about town. Meanwhile, the turbocharged diesel engine combines an abundance of power with excellent efficiency.

And in value-added, equipment-laden 360 guise – complete with parking cameras, the Nissan Connect system and a panoramic glass roof – there's not much that can touch its £20,395 price tag.

Finished in a dazzling Arctic White pearlescent paint job and rocking a set of 18-inch Onyx alloys, it looks the part too.

It remains to be seen whether the Qashqai will drop its guard and reveal any bad habits a few weeks down the line but, for now, I'm enjoying the ride.

The Knowledge

Model: Nissan Qashqai 360
Price: £25,143 (as tested)
Engine: 1.6-litre, turbocharged diesel
Power: 128bhp, 320Nm
Max speed: 118mph 0-60mph: 10.7s
Emissions: 135g/km
Mileage this month: 624
Costs this month: £0
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