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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