The Qashqai is still top of the pops

According to figures released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), the Nissan Qashqai range has claimed the top spot in car sales in 2013.

According to figures released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), the Nissan Qashqai range has claimed the top spot in car sales in 2013.

Since January 1 the Qashqai range has sold a total of 1,335 units, accounting for almost 5% of the total car market year to date, topping the sales charts and putting it ahead of the VW Golf and Ford Focus Ranges.

The Qashqai has always been a popular model in Ireland with over 20,000 Qashqai’s registered in Ireland since its launch in 2007.

Commenting on Qashqai’s success, James McCarthy, Chief Executive of Nissan Ireland, said: “We are delighted that Qashqai is the most popular car of choice in Ireland. Its great mix of stylish design, cutting-edge technologies and best in class residual values are strong contributing factors to the Qashqai’s success and popularity amongst Irish motorists”.

The Nissan Juke joins the Qashqai in popularity stakes also for 2013 - as it also tops the sales charts in its respective segment.