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Britain's best-selling homemade car to go electric from 2022 - but it won't ditch diesel yet

THE best-selling car made in the UK is going electric within five years. Nissan’s Qashqai will get plug-in options by 2022 but the manufacturer won’t wield the axe on diesel yet. The Qa…


THE best-selling car made in the UK is going electric within five years.

Nissan's Qashqai will get plug-in options by 2022 but the manufacturer won't wield the axe on diesel yet.

Next-generation Qashqai will get electric engine

The Qashqai, built in Sunderland, tops the list of homemade big sellers with thousands shifted around the world last year.

And the next-generation model will be offered with an electric engine alongside the Juke - which has just been updated for 2018.

Nissan will also reveal a new all-electric car, based on the popular Leaf, to join the SUV family.

But managing director Alex Smith told The Sun Online it would keep selling diesels.

New Nissan Juke revealed

The quirky Juke SUV has been given a new look for this year.

Revealed at the Geneva Motor Show, Nissan confirmed the Juke had been restyled with a new grille and lights.

Buyers get more colour options and a Bose sound system - including speakers in the headrest.

The Juke also comes with lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring and full heated leather seats if you pick the range-topper.

Sales for the upgraded SUV start in May 2018.

He said: "It's really important we offer a full range of solutions so our customers can make the decision on what's best for them.

"We've been putting our money where our mouth is a very, very long time when it comes to electric vehicles."

Nissan launched the original electric Leaf over a decade ago with a new model smashing sales targets this year already.

Nissan's commitment follows news Toyota will kill off diesels for its small cars and SUVs in Europe by the end of the year.

The Auris, recently confirmed for production in the UK, will likely only feature a petrol-hybrid.

Toyota is the latest manufacturer to pull the plug in the toxic fuel after Porsche dropped models from sale.

Volvo has previously revealed it'll stop selling diesels within the next few years, too.

Nissan showcase their IMx Kuro electric SUV at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show

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