Jan 21, 2013– Sunderland, UK (Techreleased) – Nissan’s record-breaking Sunderland Plant was revealed as the production location for Juke Nismo at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2012.
With production now underway, the Juke Nismo has been integrated by Nissan’s engineering and manufacturing experts alongside the rest of the Juke family onto the production line.
The bold design features of Juke Nismo have required modifications at the plant for production of the unique front and rear bumpers and other aerodynamic parts. The new model also makes use of the new Pearl White paint facility.
Since its launch in 2010, more than 330,000 Jukes have been built at Sunderland, where Nissan also manufactures the Nissan Note, Qashqai and Qashqai+2.
The record production achieved in 2012 of 510,000 units was up from 480,000 in 2011. Before Nissan’s UK plant made 420,000 cars in 2010, no UK car production facility had ever made more than 400,000 passenger vehicles in a year.
In 1986 the plant made 12.5 cars per hour, and now staff produce 118 per hour – 60 per hour on Line 1 and 58 on Line 2. Eighty per cent this of production is exported, mainly to mainland Europe but to a total of 97 international markets.