British-built Nissan Qashqai crowned UK’s bestselling car of 2022 in boost for domestic manufacturing

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By Ilaria Grasso Macola Nissan’s Qashqai has become the first British-built car to top the annual sales charts since 1998 in a welcome boost for UK car manufacturing. Data published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) shows the hybrid SUV was Britons’ favourite car in 2022, with over 42,000 purchased over the past 12 months. The Qashqai, which is engineered in Cranfield and built in Sunderland, was followed by Vauxhall’s Corsa and Tesla’s Model Y. Ford’s Puma and the Mini rounded up the top five bestselling cars of 2022 while Sunderland-built Nissan Leaf ranked ninth…

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