Quashqai’s new record
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.”