New Qashqai production starts at Nissan’s Sunderland plant
Production of Nissan’s latest Qashqai model has started at the car maker’s record breaking Sunderland plant.
Designed, engineered and manufacturered in the UK, the latest Qashqai will be built on Sunderland’s Line 1, which has been running 24-hour operations since 2010 to meet demand.
More than 7,000 workers at the plant will work on production of the model which has attracted £534 million investment from the Japanese firm.
Nissan’s chief performance officer, Trevor Mann CBE, said: “The Nissan Qashqai blazed a trail when we started production in 2006.
“It invented the Crossover segment, propelled the Nissan brand in Europe to a new level and helped our plant in Sunderland to set new standards in productivity and quality.
“The new Qashqai, with its bold design and segment-leading technology, will once again elevate Nissan to a new level, as the benchmark for the second generation of Crossovers and our flagship model in Europe.”