Booming Nissan Qashqai Sales Could Be a Good Sign For Rogue Sport
Earlier this month, the Nissan Rogue Sport was unveiled to American fans at the North American International Auto Show. Anyone with a decent knowledge of Nissan, however, saw the smaller SUV for what it really is: a rebadged Nissan Qashqai.
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Truth be told, automotive industry observers have been waiting a while for the Nissan Qashqai to head over to the States. The model has been winning over drivers in the UK, and its size makes it the perfect SUV for the American lineup, right under the larger Nissan Rogue.
If overseas sales are anything to go by, the Nissan Rogue Sport has nothing to worry about in America. Last year was the second highest year of production at Nissan’s facility in Sunderland, UK, where the Nissan Qashqai is built, with 507,430 vehicles rolling off of the assembly line. Production was so good that the Nissan Qashqai is actually considered the best-selling British car in the world in 2016 (sorry Jaguar and Mini). This vehicle’s ability to fight off competition bodes well for its transfer to the US market, which is very crowded with varieties of crossover SUVs.
The next generation Nissan Qashqai and Rogue Sport are slated to be built in Sunderland, UK. If you’ve been paying attention to any of our Brexit coverage, it remains uncertain if the Qashqai will be able to stay in the UK, or if it could be moved to Europe or even here to the Americas. Regardless of where it’s built, the Qashqai is ready to conquer the US soon.
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News Source: City A.M.