Nissan wins big at the Drive Car of the Year awards
Drive Car of the Year is Australia’s most trusted and comprehensive new car award program that is designed to help you shop smarter and save more. Armstrong Nissan is delighted to announce that two of our most popular models, the Nissan Qashqai, and the Nissan X-Trail, both won their categories in the prestigious awards earlier this month.
Best Small SUV – The Nissan Qashqai
They may be small in name, but small SUVs are tasked with packing as much practicality, space and features as possible.
Boasting a host of new technology and materials, a powerful yet efficient turbocharged engine, and a spacious and premium interior, the 2023 Nissan Qashqai fought off all comers to be the 2023 Drive Car of the Year Best Small SUV.
The small SUV category is not an easy one to conquer, but with a host of technology and safety features, plus a heap of usable space, the Nissan Qashqai redefines what buyers can expect from a small SUV.
Best Medium SUV – The Nissan X-Trail
A family car that moves with the times, the new Nissan X-Trail delivers a comprehensive package for today’s buyer.
With a price spread ranging from well under $40,000 for the entry-level two-wheel-drive petrol to a touch over $57,000 for the top-of-the-line hybrid (both before on-road costs), there’s an X-Trail to suit most budgets.
Judges praised the X-Trail’s practicality in the cabin with plenty of storage options, including the cleverly designed floating centre console that allows for extra storage underneath.
Making life easier for second-row passengers, the X-Trail’s rear doors open wide – 80 degrees – ideal for families needing to securely seat little ones in baby capsules or child seats. Another clever touch from Nissan.
The sum of the X-Trail’s parts added up to a cohesive whole. A thoroughly modern medium SUV with plenty of space for families inside, decent fuel economy, excellent safety credentials, and a simple drivability and comfort on the road that’s hard not to be impressed by. And that’s why the Nissan X-Trail is the Drive Car of the Year Best Medium SUV.
Want to know more? Take them for a test drive today at Armstrong Nissan 78 Neil Street, Toowoomba.