The Nissan Qashqai was honoured in recognition of the model's significant contribution to the success of the British car industry since its introduction in 2007.
Nick Francis, Sun on Sunday Motoring Editor said; "The Qashqai has the legacy of being the first car to spark Europe's obsession with family SUVs ten years ago, and is still the yardstick against which all other crossovers are compared to. The fastest UK built car to reach half a million sales, it's easy to see why. The Qashqai is the jewel of the British car industry."
Refreshed in 2017 with an extensive range of updates, the Nissan Qashqai has been further enhanced in 2018 with a new line-up of efficient petrol powertrains, plus an all-new NissanConnect infotainment system.
More than 3 million Qashqai models have been produced in the UK at Nissan's Sunderland manufacturing plant since 2007. The second generation of the model, launched in 2014, became the fastest ever UK-built vehicle to pass the half million production mark in a record-breaking 21 months.