Nissan has unveiled a new £52m XL press line in its UK manufacturing plant, as preparations ramp up for the next generation Qashqai. The press, which weighs more than 2,000 tonnes and has taken 18 months to install, is part of a £400m investment by Nissan in readiness for the new Qashqai, which will be the third-generation of the pioneering crossover.
Nissan is starting the new decade with the launch of a tech and design edition on its core models Qashqai and X-Trail. Called N-TEC, this special version will “upscale the range, with an exclusive, luxury look”. All of the models feature “unique, sleek, black external styling additions, so customers can begin the 2020s at the wheel of their sophisticated N-TEC Qashqai or X-Trail”.
Nissan Sunderland Plant is celebrating another record breaking milestone as the ten millionth vehicle rolls of the production line. It has taken the plant 33 years to reach the ten million mark – making it the fastest car factory in the UK to the landmark figure. It also means that, on average, a new car has been built in Sunderland every two minutes since production started in 1986.
Following its introduction on the new 1.3 DiG-T 158 bhp petrol engine, the Qashqai is also now available with a DCT transmission on 1.5 dCi 113 bhp versions. The additional powertrain creates more choice for Qashqai customers and provides an automatic option for those who need a diesel powertrain for fuel efficiency with high torque output
Nissan says the appeal of the Qashqai is now greater than ever, thanks to the launch of an upgraded 1.5-litre diesel engine. The enhanced 113 bhp unit offers drivers a 5 bhp increase in power over the 108 bhp of the previous generation. Torque remains the same at 192 ft lb, though the engine now features an all-new overboost function. This delivers an extra 5 bhp and 18 ft lb of torque for up to 15 seconds of driving.
Nissan Europe capped a record-breaking 2017 with the production of the three millionthNissan Qashqai in the U.K., just over a decade after the first version made its debut
The Nissan Qashqai is now available with “significant enhancements which further develop its premium character”. The upgrades focus on four areas – exterior design; higher levels of interior quality; improved driving performance; and the addition of new Nissan Intelligent Mobility
Nissan has chosen the 2017 Geneva Motor Show to show off the next Nissan Qashqai crossover, featuring ProPilot autonomous driving aids, a subtle makeover and range-topping Tekna+ trim level. It’s set to arrive in showrooms this July. The upgrades focus…
Nissan is investing £22 million in one of the main lines at its UK factory in order to boost production of the popular Qashqai crossover.