On September 10, Nissan Europe announced that its current Qashqai has become the fastest model to achieve 500,000 units of output in the UK.
The current Qashqai is its second-generation model and was sold as the â€œDualisâ€ in Japan. The Qashqai is currently unavailable within the Japanese market as the Dualis was combined into the all-new X-Trail.
The current model was developed to further strengthen its position as the leader of Europeâ€™s compact crossover segment. The first Qashqai was unveiled in 2007 and became an overwhelming success producing over 2 million units. It became the best selling crossover for the European market.
Nissan began producing the current Qashqai at their Sunderland plant in the UK in January 2014. After a mere 21 months, it has reached the 500,000 unit production mark.
According to Nissan Europe, the Qashqai reaching the 500,000-unit milestone in 21 months is the fastest in UK automotive history, topping the Ford Cortinaâ€™s 34 months and the Austin/Morris 1100/1300â€™s 29 months.
(Translated by Travis Yamabata)