The Sunderland-built Nissan Qashqai has been named Car of the Year for 2014 by What Car? The model was also named best small sports utility vehicle. The results were announced at a ceremony in London.
What Car? editor-in-chief Chas Hallett praised Nissan for thinking "of every last detail".
The Qashqai was the sixth best-selling car in the UK in 2013, with sales passing 50,000.
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Many areas dry over the next few days with variable cloud and cooler airflow
A dry day with bright or sunny spells. Rain comes through overnight into Sunday morning, before drier yet fresher weather develops
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.