Nissan has a lot of crossover and SUV models in its vehicle lineup, and to name a few, these included the Xterra, Pathfinder, Armada, Infiniti QX, Rogue, Juke, Murano, Patrol/Safari, X-Trail….and so on. But what we didn’t know much about is the successful Qashqai crossover.
The Nissan Qashqai (pronounced “Kash-ky’) is quiet famous else where but in the U.S., which was first introduced in 2007 and got a facelift in 2010. It is sold as the Dualis in the Japanese and Autralian markets, and elsewhere in the world as the Qashqai. It is powered with a range of 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines with either the front wheels or all four wheels via a CVT or manual transmissions.
But the real story here about the Nissan Qashqai is that it just passed the million-made mark in such a short time span, which truely stands for the most prolific and successful crossover model in the entire automobile history. On average, 1,200 Qashqais per day are produced at the Sunderland plant, or one every minute that the production line is working.
UK Business Minister Mark Prisk said, “The Qashqai is a success story for both Nissan and the UK. With the millionth car coming off the production line, the Sunderland, Cranfield and Paddington workforce should take great pride in its popularity. It’s great news that they will be able to build on their success with the recent announcement that the UK has been chosen to design, engineer and build the new Qashqai model.”