Improved Qashqai enters production | Industry - Car News Jul 2017

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15:59 Tuesday 11 Jul 2017

Nissan’s new improved Qashqai has begun rolling off the Sunderland production line.

The Nissan Qashqai is already the most popular crossover model on the European market, and the manufacturer hopes the latest upgrades will help ensure that dominance continues. The key improvements to the model launched in 2014 are focused on four areas - a contemporary new exterior design, improved interior quality, improved driving performance, and the introduction of new Intelligent Mobility technologies.

Round-the-clock production at Nissan’s Sunderland plant – which received a £53m investment in order to cope with demand for the Qashqai – means the model accounts for almost a fifth of all cars built in the UK today. The Nissan Qashqai is not only the UK’s best-selling car, it is also exported to around 100 markets across the globe. Late last year Nissan also confirmed that the next generation Qashqai will also be built in Sunderland once it enters production.

ProPILOT autonomous driving capability will be also made available on future Qashqais. This system controls the steering, acceleration and braking in a single lane on highways during heavy traffic congestion and high-speed cruising.

The updated Nissan Qashqai will appear in UK showrooms from next month.


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