Japanese manufacturer celebrates as two million Qashqais are produced in eight years - becoming the fastest model to do so in the history of the UK car industry
Darren Moss
3 November 2014

Nissan has produced its two millionth Qashqai at its Sunderland plant. The milestone comes less than eight years after the model was first launched. 

The Japanese manufacturer says the Qashqai has reached this production milestone faster than any other model in the UK car industry. By comparison, it took the new Mini 10 years to reach the same target, while the Ford Fiesta - which currently maintains its position as the UK's best-selling car - took 18 years.

Nissan says that since production of the Qashqai started in December 2006, 85 per cent of models made have been exported. Over 2.5 million Qashqai models have been produced so far.

The Qashqai - now in its second generation - is made alongside the electric Leaf at Nissan's Sunderland plant. A completed model currently rolls of the production line ever 62 seconds at the site.

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