Nissan is struggling to keep up with the demand for the Nissan QASHQAI and will start building the crossover on a second production line in the UK.
The crossover is a sales hit in Europe and is proving popular in many other regions and nations, including Australia. So strong is that demand that the Nissan Sunderland production plant isn’t keeping up, despite working around the clock and producing a new Nissan QASHQAI every minute!
A second production line at the factory is now being prepared to start building QASHQAI’s, alongside other Nissan/Infiniti models such as the JUKE and the Q50.
Colin Lawther, Nissan’s Senior Vice President for Manufacturing, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management in Europe, said the move should help the company keep up with the demand.
“My colleagues have broken production records to keep pace with demand, but the QASHQAI has reached a tipping point.
“This additional capacity will give us free supply of QASHQAI for the first time, ahead of the launch of a refreshed model from next year.”
Nissan QASHQAI vehicles sold in Australia are produced in the UK, however the model is also built for other markets in Nissan production plants in Russia and China.