Nissan Qashqai 'is best used car'

The British-built Nissan Qashqai has been named as this year's Used Car of the Year in a poll carried out by the What Car? company.

Being the overall winner, the Qashqai, built in Sunderland, also secured a prize in the best used small family car category.

The Birmingham-built Jaguar XF picked up the award for best executive and luxury used car.

What Car? editor-in-chief Chas Hallett said: "All the teams involved in the production of both the Nissan Qashqai and the Jaguar XF should be really proud of their achievements."

He added: "The quality of these cars was great when they were new, and three years later they make unbeatable-value used buys."

The Ford Fiesta 1.25i Style+ 5dr was voted as the best supermini, while the Porsche Boxster 2.7 was named the best sports car.

The car that topped in the green car category was Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI SE 5dr.

Meanwhile, the Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCi Zetec 5dr emerged as the best family car, the Volkswagen Passat Estate 1.9 TDI SE won the best used-estate section and the top used MPV was the Ford S-Max 2.0 TDCi Zetec.

The Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRTD CDX 7st won the best used SUV award.

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