Nissan Motor Corporation announced on March 23 that it will be increasing production of the Qashqai at their UK plant.
The Qashqai is Nissan’s flagship model and best-selling SUV in the European market. With the demand for this model increasing each year, Nissan has decided to increase its production at their Sunderland plant.
Specifically, Nissan will be investing 22 million pounds (roughly 3.5 billion yen) in their Sunderland plant. The production line will be improved to increase the number of Qashqai units to be manufactured beginning 2017.
The record-setting annual production volume for the Qashqai is at 300,000 units. It is estimated that one Qashqai unit is being produced every minute at the Sunderland plant.
Nissan Europe Production Head Colin Lawther said: “When the first Qashqai came off the line in 2006, it created the crossover segment. At present, with its lively design, exciting power performance, and innovative engineering, Qashqai continues to be the benchmark for our customers in Europe.”
(Translated by Katherine N. Bantiles)