Nissan has announced the production start of the new Qashqai generation in Britain, at the Sunderland facility.
The new generation of the Nissan Qashqai has recently entered production at the Sunderland plant, in the United Kingdom. The model in question should become one of the most appreciated in its segment, considering the fact that it has been completely updated and it has received a new exterior design, higher quality materials, new safety gizmos and a modified engine lineup.
“It’s great news that the new model Qashqai is rolling off the production line in Sunderland. Nissan supports 40,000 jobs across the UK, and when you add that to the half a billion pound investment that Nissan have made in this country for this new model, it shows how our long term plan is giving companies the confidence to invest and create jobs in Britain”, said UK’s prime minister, David Cameron.
The 2014 Nissan Qashqai has been officially unveiled last year and it’s coming with a new entry-level engine, a 1.2 liter DIG-T, with 115 HP (85 kW) and 190 Nm (140 lb-ft) of torque, meaning 5 HP less than the 1.2 TCe signed by Renault. The 1.6 liter DIG-T, producing 150 HP (110 kW) and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) is also available for the model, along with the 110 HP (81 kW) 1.5 dCi and 130 HP (96 kW) 1.6 dCi.