The One-Millionth Qashqai was Built
It might be difficult for us in the U.S. to even pronounce, but the Nissan Qashqai has recently hit a significant milestone underlining the crossover's continued popularity in markets abroad, including the U.K. as well as Japan and Australia where it is known as the Nissan Dualis. For the sake of making the rest of this a little easier to read, Qashqai is pronounced Kash-key...kind of like the whole grain cereal only with a "k" in the middle. Anyway, moving on...
Similar in size to the hot-selling U.S. crossover, the Nissan Rogue, the Qashqai is offered in a range of four-cylinder engines. Depending on need and preference, drivers can choose from a front-wheel drive model operated by CVT or a more rugged all-wheel drive model operated by a manual transmission.
While any car, crossover, truck or SUV that hits its one-millionth-model milestone is noteworthy, it represents a particularly outstanding occasion for the Nissan Qashqai. If you think about it, every model has the chance to hit the high-stakes number eventually, if it makes it that far. The one-millionth Nissan Qashqai, however, rolled off the production line in a little over four years after it first hit showroom floors. On an annual basis, that translates to more than 250,000 Qashqai CUVs produced per year, making it one of the most successful British-manufactured cars ever built.
Speaking on the Nissan's Qashqai's ever-strong popularity, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Vice President Manufacturing, Nissan UK says, "The Nissan Qashqai has been a phenomenal success since its start of production just four and half years ago. Qashqai was a real crossover pioneer and producing one million in such a short space of time is a fantastic achievement, not just by staff at... Sunderland...but also by the designers and engineers..."1
The historic, one-millionth Nissan Qashqai is a silver colored 2.0-liter diesel TEKNA. You might be glad to know it didn't get shipped off to some random dealer. Instead it has been set aside and is expected to go on display at The O2 Arena in London. Reports indicate Nissan will hold a competition, inviting Nissan enthusiasts to enter and win the one-millionth Qashqai, which promises to be a collector's item in the long term. Details surrounding the competition have yet to be announced.
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Source: 1 http://www.autoblog.com/2011/06/29/nissan-builds-one-millionth-example-of-vehicle-with-name-nobody/