The car achieved the highest ever recorded score for any vehicle, 36.83 points out of a maximum 37 points. It also received four stars for child protection. Currently no vehicle in the small family category has received the maximum five.
“Qashqai is a dynamic-looking compact crossover that offers the best attributes of a traditional family hatchback with the ability and practicality of a 4x4,” said Brian Carolin, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Nissan Europe. “Today I am pleased to announce that Qashqai is also among the safest vehicles on the road.”