Quashqai’s new record

Rutherglen Reformer - - Motors -

Ja­panese gi­ant Nis­san has now built more Qashqais at its Sun­der­land fac­tory than any other car in its three decades of man­u­fac­tur­ing in Europe.

Pro­duc­tion of the award­win­ning cross­over has over­taken the pre­vi­ous high­est sin­gle-name man­u­fac­tur­ing to­tat of 2,368,704 units – pre­vi­ously held by an­other of Nis­san’s Euro­pean icons, the Mi­cra su­per­mini.

The Qashqai reached 2,368,705 units to pass the Mi­cra in less than 10 years.

The Sun­der­land plant con­tin­ues to pro­duce around 1,200 Qashqais ev­ery day, and by the end of Fe­bru­ary 2016 the to­tal stood at 2,398,134 units.

No other car in the his­tory of the UK car in­dus­try has gone be­yond two mil­lion units in such time. Nis­san’s Colin Lawther said:“Our cus­tomers have taken Qashqai to their hearts.”

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