Nissan builds new hatchback at Sunderland in 2014

Nissan builds new hatchback at Sunderland in 2014

The Juke and the Qashqai are two Nissan crossovers built at the Sunderland plant, on which the Japanese carmaker can rely for its European sales. Despite the fact that the Micra is doing well, there is a strong need for a good mid-size hatch for true punch in the market. Thus, a joint statement has been made by Nissan and UK Prime Minister David Cameron, concerning an all-new hatchback that will be manufactured in Britain beginning with 2014. This represents a new C-segment car that will definitely be a competitor against the Focus, Golf or Astra. However, Nissan has a B-segment car coming, an MPV that is based on the Invision concept. Within the next two years, the two models, combined, will provide more than 3,000 jobs in the UK automotive sector. Nissan Chief Operating Officer, Toshiyuki Shiga, commented that Nissan already produced more vehicles in Europe than any other Asian manufacturer and the model announced would deliver world-class quality, as well as leading technology to their customers at the heart of the European C-segment.


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