Nissan announces £100m fresh investment for new Juke production

04 September 2015 #SMMT News

Nissan has announced a further £100 million investment for its Sunderland manufacturing plant for the production of the new generation Nissan Juke.


The news follows the launch of the second generation Nissan Qashqai in 2013 and points to a secure future for both production lines in Sunderland and the jobs of the 34,000 people currently employed by Nissan and its British suppliers beyond 2020.


Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon George Osborne MP, said, “It’s fantastic news that Nissan will be building its new car here in Sunderland and securing valuable jobs for thousands of working people in the area.


“Our ambitious plan to build the Northern Powerhouse means building on the area’s strengths – including manufacturing – and this announcement is an important sign of Britain being chosen as a global leader in car production.”


Giving a further boost to the UK car industry, Nissan’s European design team in London, and European Engineering Headquarters in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, will also be instrumental in the development of this new model.


The UK is a key manufacturing hub for Nissan, with Qashqai, Juke, Note and all-electric LEAF models built here, and the Infiniti Q30 due to begin production later this year.


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