At the current 79th International Geneva Motor Show, Nissan has confirmed that a future Nissan vehicle based on the Qazana concept car will be manufactured at its Sunderland plant in the UK from 2010. Qazana is a small Crossover and has been conceived to challenge conventional wisdom about what buyers of small five-door cars should expect.
Speaking of a future model for Europe inspired by Qazana, Carlos Tavares, Executive Vice President, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd, confirmed: “I am pleased to announce that the production version of Qazana will be made in Europe at our world-class manufacturing facility in Sunderland, United Kingdom in 2010.”
Qazana will reinforce Nissan’s position as a pioneer of Crossovers, building on the success of the Murano – now in its second generation and the Dualis.
Also presented is the NV200, an all-new vehicle that will compete in global small van and people carrier markets. The passenger version is designed to offer accessible, practical family transportation, thanks to three rows and sliding side doors for easy access to the rear. The interior can be configured differently to accommodate up to seven occupants. Van and Combi versions will be introduced at a later date.
And Nissan confirmed that the NV200 will be manufactured for Europe at its plant in Barcelona, Spain from the end of this year.
Nissan also used Geneva Motor Show to reiterate its commitment to zero emissions mobility. Speaking at the press conference, Carlos Tavares, Executive Vice President, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd, said: “Zero emissions mobility has incredible momentum. Nissan is ensuring it will become part of our everyday lives in Europe, sooner than you think.”
“In 2011, we will deliver zero emission mobility to Europe, powered by our own battery technology. Zero emission mobility is not a solitary venture. We have
enjoyed an enthusiastic display of support, having forged strategic partnerships with organisations worldwide.”
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