Nissan Sunderland Powers Ahead

Nissan’s Sunderland plant, which makes the Qashqai, Juke and Note models, set a new record for UK Production last year. Despite problems with international parts supply caused by the Japanese and Thai natural disasters the plant produced 480485 units, up a massive 14pc on 2010. Nissan expects to create more jobs at its Sunderland plant with production of the Leaf electric car (EV) beginning there in 2013.

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