The next-generation Nissan Juke has gone into production in the UK, boosted by a significant investment in the facility by the manufacturer that creates 50 new roles.
Nissan has just invested £20 million in the plant, which produces the new Juke, the Note, Qashqai and electric LEAF. The range of models being built at Wearside has been completely overhauled in less than a year. Altogether £800 million of recent investments have kick-started Nissan UK's increased vehicle production and bolsters 38,000 jobs. The new roles in Sunderland will include maintenance technicians and supervisors for production of electrical and mechanical parts.
More than half a million Nissan vehicles are made here each year, and since 2010 540,000 Jukes have been built at UK facilities. The brand's investments in the North East of England benefit both the region and their future production capabilities. With new equipment and machinery fitted at the plant, enhanced engines, technologies and design aspects can all be produced more effectively.
The new Juke will arrive with a revamped look and a distinct new front face. On the inside, it's set to feature a brand new audio system and intelligent NissanConnect infotainment. Engine options will deliver higher fuel economy in tandem with lower efficiency, and the inclusion of Nissan Safety Shield maintains the strong protection expected from the Juke range.
Speak with Lookers Nissan in Chester for more information on the entire new Nissan car range and the upcoming next-generation Juke.