Since March 1, when Nissan's compact crossover Qashqai went on sale, Nissan has retailed over 9,700 units of the Qashqai and today it received its "second high-profile accolade" when it was voted the best "Family Hold-all" in the inaugural women's Car of the Year awards organized by

Despite facing fierce competition from Volkswagen and Honda, the expert panel consisting of only women and What Car? editor Steve Fowler ruled in favour of the Qashqai. According to Alex Jenner-Fust, editor of, the judges were "impressed by the Qashqai’s classy cabin, and the visibility afforded by the high-set seating position. They found it comfortable, spacious and straightforward to drive. Safety and value for money were both strong points too.”

Gallery: Nissan Qashqai - A Woman's Car?