In Japan, the Nissan Qashqai is sold under the model name Dualis. It represents a connection between the Nissan Tiida and the Nissan X-Trail. In the field of compact SUV, the Asian vehicle manufacturers contend for years in an impressive way. As a study of the Nissan Qashqai was launched in 2004 at the Geneva Motor Show. The following on the study production car the Nissan Qashqai celebrated its official premiere in September, 2006. Sales start in Germany was February 2007. The Nissan Qashqai is the first production car of the Japanese automobile producer, which was designed and assembled in Europe. The design was in charge of the Founded in 2003, Nissan Design Center Europe in London. For the final assembly of the Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK Ltd. Responsible and all the technology of the Nissan Qashqai comes from the Development Centre Cranfield. Both companies are also located in the UK.