2008 Nissan 360: the Micra 160 SR review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 3 June 2008 , 13:06:53 byVeronica

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Nissan 360: the Micra 160 SR

It seems that Japanese carmaker Nissan will source an innovative new compact car in the UK from its Sunderland plant, starting in 2010. The decision was taken after the visit that took place today of the British prime Minister, the Right Honorable Gordon Brown to the European Design Center of Nissan in central London. Here, he met President and CEO of Nissan Motor Company, Carlos Ghosn. Both parts seem to be pleased with the investment Nissan plans to make on the British territory which will actually reaffirm the position of the UK as a strong player in the global car industry. The ones working at the Sunderland plant have demonstrated that their plant can be a globally competitive center for the production of high-value products. The new Nissan Micra 160 will be an addition to the current Nissan range and it will take up the manufacturing capacity created when production of the current version of the Micra ends in 2010. The Japanese carmaker will compete in the entry-car market with a dedicated new A platform that will be used for at least three models, including the next generation of Micra. The development of a competitive A platform is one of several business breakthroughs announced as part of Nissan GT 2012, the new five-year business plan of the company. In the fiscal year 2007, the Sunderland plant managed to produce 374.000 vehicles. Now, Nissan is the largest vehicle exporter from the UK, with approximately around 80% of production sold outside of the country. At this pant currently work 4.700 people and maybe more will work in the future.