Although not many people know how to pronounce the name of this car properly, but the staffs at Nissan Sunderland Plant are celebrating the production of their one millionth Nissan Qashqai. The track records indicated that this car as one of the most successful British-built cars ever.
The landmark vehicle was driven off the production line 4 years, 6 months and 23 days after production began on December 5, 2006. No other UK-built car has reached the million marks in such a short space of time.
The company plans to put the landmark vehicle, a silver 2.0-litre diesel TEKNA Qashqai, on display at The O2 Arena in London and then have one lucky person win the special car. Nissan said it will soon announce further details on the competition.
Moreover, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nissan Motor Co., Carlos Ghosn, announced during a meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron that the next version of the Qashqai will be designed, engineered and built in the UK. This will take the total Nissan investment in the UK for Qashqai past £422 million. The Nissan Qashqai is easily the highest-volume car produced in the UK. Future Qashqai production will safeguard the jobs of 6,000 people at Nissan and in the UK supply chain.
Photo Gallery: 2010 Nissan Qashqai
Photo Gallery: Production of 1 Million Nissan Qashqai