Two millionth Nissan Qashqai rolls out of Sunderland 

The Japanese manufacturer celebrated this month as the two millionth Qashqai rolled off the line at the Nissan plant in Sunderland. Production of the Qashqai began in 2006 and hit two million in less than eight years – faster than any other model in UK car industry history. 85% of models made so far have been exported to 132 international markets but the two millionth, a red model in the new n-tec grade, is destined for a UK customer. 
Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox said: “The Qashqai is helping Nissan to go from strength to strength in Europe. Two million customers can't be wrong... I congratulate all my colleagues in Sunderland for reaching this latest milestone”. 

UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Vince Cable MP said “Nissan is one of the driving forces behind the UK's world-renowned automotive industry. They currently employ more than 11,000 people across the UK and have invested more than £500m in the innovation, design and production of this car, directly supporting the local and national economies.”

The Qashqai is produced in Sunderland alongside the increasingly popular all-electric Nissan Leaf. The plant has been in round the clock production since 2010 and a car currently rolls of the production line every 62 seconds or an impressive 58 per hour. 

With the second generation Qashqai hitting our showrooms earlier this year, interest in the brand has never been stronger. No wonder it has been named What Car?'s car of the year with excellent performance and parking assist. Base models start from £16,995, and you can drive the Acenta 1.2 DIG-T version off our forecourt at an impressive £254.44 over 36 monthly payments, subject to status. 

Drivers don't just come to us for prices either. We're renowned for our Nissan service deals that take the gamble out of keeping your car on the road. Speak to your local Colin Appleyard dealership for details and to book a test drive.