Nissan has celebrated the start of production of the Nissan Qashqai at its plant in Saint Petersburg, Russia, as it brings the latest version of its best-selling crossover to the Russian market. The announcement comes just months after the new X-Trail was launched for production at the plant in October 2018.
The new Nissan Qashqai features a range of important upgrades to both the exterior and interior, offering enhanced functionality and Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies. These include Forward Emergency Braking (FEB) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), both of which help to avoid the risk of collisions and provide added safety and peace of mind for the driver. Other upgrades include a more stylish exterior design and new interior trims.
Built in Russia for the Russian market, engineers at the Russian subdivision of Nissan Technical Center Europe (NTCE) have also adapted the new Nissan Qashqai to meet the specific demands of Russian consumers. Improved noise insulation and more comfortable suspension mean the model is better equipped to tackle the country’s unique road conditions and severe winters.
“The assembly of the new Nissan Qashqai in Saint Petersburg is a hugely important milestone for both employees at the plant and the wider Nissan brand, and builds upon our success producing the new Nissan X-Trail,” said Igor Boytsov, Nissan vice president for Manufacturing in Russia. “Supported by the plant’s advanced manufacturing technology, this launch confirms our ability to build high quality vehicles fit for the future.”