Nissan’s results come thanks to the continued popularity of the crossover range. The UK-built Qashqai and Juke together sold 40,000 in June alone, representing a 23% increase.
“The difficulties facing the European car market in 2012 are well-documented. Therefore achieving a 5% increase in sales volume at the halfway stage gives us confidence that we are offering the right products that appeal to, and meet the needs of, our European customers," said Nissan Vice President for Sales Operations in Europe, Guillaume Cartier.
Nissan designs, develops and produces an increasing number of vehicles within the region. More than 80% of our sales are of models manufactured at our plants in the UK, Spain and Russia. This gives us great affinity with our customer base and allows us to closely align our operation to market shifts,”