The global sales of the small Nissan Qashqai Crossover recently passed the one million mark. That is an incredible performance for such a car and shows how thirsty this segment really is.
The best market for the Qashqai is China, but in Europe which is the biggest continent for this car’s sales, UK tops the list.
Qashqai is currently produced in the Sunderland factory in the UK, the Kyushu factory in Japan, and in Dongfeng Nissan’s Huadu Plant and Zhengzhou Nissan’s No. 2 Plant in China. The UK is by far the biggest producer of Qashqai, with more than 800,000 of the 1,000,000 being made in Sunderland.
Nissan Qashqai Crossover offers the same convenience, comfort, and economy of a normal sedan, but with high ride, practicality and driving joy of a small SUV. The Crossover is the trend that replaced Hatchback craze in most of Europe.
Updated in March 2010 with refreshed design and improved fuel economy and CO2 emissions, it has been a mainstay of Nissan’s European lineup for four consecutive years.
“Qashqai is clearly the pioneer when it comes to ‘Compact Crossovers’, setting the trend that others in the industry follow. Its balance of key SUV attributes like robust design, roomy interior and higher driving position combined with the benefits of a hatchback such as great fuel economy, compactness and driving dynamics, resonates well with customers around the world.
?Cumulative sales figures?(As of January 31, 2011)
Units Europe 759,370 ?UK 111,088 ?Italy 103,647 ?Russia 89,808 Asia/ Oceania 203,984 ?China 126,856 ?Japan 61,594 Middle East/ Africa 36,123 Latin America