• Nissan has unveiled the New Qashqai. Over three years since the third generation Qashqai launched, it has sold more than 350,000 units in Europe and now to maintain its place as the ‘reference’ in its segment, it has received a comprehensive aesthetic refresh, as well as significant technology updates.

    “The new face of Qashqai has a more technical appearance, with more texture and eye-catching detailing. We were inspired by traditional Japanese battle costumes which combines craftsmanship with muscularity. We’ve worked hard with our colleagues on the front and rear lighting, giving a technical and precise impression and which integrates seamlessly. Inside, the new materials and ambient lighting elevate the on-board experience even further. Overall, we’re convinced crossover-buyers will love the results,” said Matthew Weaver, Vice President, Nissan Design Europe.

    The pace of progress in the automotive world is now closely related to the progress in the areas of digital and processing technology. And in this area, the updated Qashqai has harnessed that progress to make the daily driving experience even more intuitive and reassuring.

    “The updated Qashqai has benefitted from a comprehensive series of technological updates. From the next generation of around view monitor, which will prove useful for our customers every day, to the introduction of Google’s built-in, which makes the Qashqai part of our customers’ digital life seamlessly. At the heart of Nissan’s commitment to innovation is an intuitive user-experience and true convenience. The updated Qashqai epitomises those priorities,” said David Moss, Senior Vice President, Region (Africa, Middle East, India, Europe & Oceania) Research & Development.

    The updated Qashqai is now in production at Nissan Sunderland Plant, where more than 1.3 million units have been built since the original was launched in 2007. It will go sale this Summer.


  • Since last week’s reveal of the New Alfa Romeo Milano, the brand have now announced they have changed the model name to the Alfa Romeo Junior.

    The announcement comes after an Italian government official declared that the use of the name Milano is banned by law. The reason for this being that all Alfa’s are currently made in Italy and the name ‘Milano’ also gives the impression the car is made in Italy, whereas it is in fact to be built in the Stellantis factory in Tychy, Poland.

    The Alfa Romeo team have since thanked the Italian dealer network for their support, journalists for the enormous media attention given to the new car and the Italian government for the free publicity brought on by this debate.