We’re all now very much used to seeing Nissan’s Qashqai on the road. However, a milestone was recently reached when sales were confirmed to have surpassed two million! Under eight years ago, the first Nissan Qashqai rolled off the production plant at Sunderland, the North of England. This sales record has been reached quicker than any other model in the history of the UK car industry.
Nissan has invested £534 million in the design, development and production of Qashqai in the UK, supporting more than 11,000 jobs in the UK car industry. Of the two million Qashqais made in Sunderland since December 2006, 85% (1,706,633) have been exported to 132 international markets, from the Congo to Qatar.
We simply have to salute Nissan, not only for the success but for frankly making such a good product. The Qashqai did pretty much invent the crossover market and the public’s seeming lust for SUVs!