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Nissan confirm 2012 is their ‘record year’

Nissan have confirmed that 2012 was their record year, Nissan sold an amazing 105,835 vehicles

Nissan have confirmed that 2012 was their record year, Nissan sold an amazing 105,835 vehicles and the Nissan Qashqai and Nissan Juke is most definitely a huge part of this success story.

Jim Wright, Managing Director at Nissan GB said “despite an increasingly competitive market, 2012 was a record year for Nissan and that’s something to be incredibly proud of. The Qashqai continues to be a runaway success and the Juke is more than following in its footsteps, showing that we building exactly the right cars for our customers; cars that are innovative, exciting and for everyone. Our manufacturing story is just as remarkable, with Nissan’s Sunderland production facility surging through the 500,000 unit barrier in 2012. We look forward to building on this success in 2013 with many more new models, including the replacement for the Note. We intend to keep breaking records and over the next few years I anticipate many more will fall.”

The new Nissan Qashqai offers so much, it is not quite a 4x4 but it is more than just a hatchback. There are four engine choices; the 1.6 and 2.0 litre petrol and a 1.6 and 2.0 litre diesel, the favourite would probably be the 128 bhp 1.6 diesel it returns approximately 63mpg and emits just 119g/km co2 emissions. Inside the Qashqai the space is excellent with plenty of leg and headroom and the boot is massive, when the rear seats are split it opens up to 660 litres. All the Qashqai’s are well kitted out, the entry-level Visia cars come with air-conditioning, alloy wheels, a CD player, four electric windows and a Bluetooth hands-free telephone kit. If you choose to step up to the Acenta trim then you get climate control, a CD changer, parking sensors, cruise control, and automatic headlamps and wipers. The n-tec trim gets sat-nav and a panoramic sunroof and the top of the range Tekna models have full leather upholstery and xenon headlights. The Nissan Qashqai now sits as the UK’s sixth most popular car in the UK, it has increased in sales every year since it was launched and was voted ‘used car of the year’ for two years running. After the success of the Qashqai along comes the Juke which has proved to be just as successful and is the sixth best selling crossover in the ‘B’ segment. The Juke has been designed and developed to give customers an alternative to the traditional small hatchback in Europe and sits just between the Note and the Qashqai in the Nissan range it has a funky shape and the entry-level Nissan Juke Visia comes equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels, ESP, six airbags, sports seats and air conditioning.

Nissan enjoyed a great amount of success in 2012 and there is no doubt that Nissan will continue to break records this year.