Nissan is so confident about the new Qashqai that its production capacity is three times that of the first-generation crossover.
Nissan's factory in Sunderland, England, is geared to build up to 300,000 Qashqais a year. When the original Qashqai was launched in 2007, annual output at Sunderland was 100,000. That number was soon expanded.
Nissan built 2 million first-generation Qashqais globally from 2007 to 2013. Of that total, 1.7 million rolled off the UK line.