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Top 10: Family cars built in Britain

Over the years, there have been numerous campaigns urging us all to ‘Buy British’, but where does the motor industry fit in to all this?

Well very nicely as it happens, because if you’re looking to buy a family car there are some terrific models built right here in Blighty. And from the sensible to the truly luxurious, there’s something for everyone.

Here's our pick of the best British-built family cars.

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Nissan Qashqai (Sunderland, Tyne and Wear)

The stylish Qashqai is our favourite crossover and there are few models that can beat its all-round family appeal. The 110PS 1.5-litre DCi diesel motor is punchy and frugal and is allied to strong refinement and a smooth, relaxed driving experience.

But if you prefer a car that drinks from the green pump then the 1.2-litre DIG-T petrol engine still claims 57.6mpg and hits 60mph in a reasonably fleet 11.3 seconds. As you’d expect the cabin is a spacious and practical place to be so it’ll have no trouble dealing with everything a busy family can throw at it, while excellent build quality and plenty of standard kit add to the package.

For more information on the Nissan Qashqai, click here


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