Nissan has announced that the second generation Juke will continue to be built at its Sunderland plant in the UK. The company further stated that it will be making an estimated investment of £100 million to further strengthen the capabilities of the plant.
Nissan informs that the Sunderland plant has achieved production of 500,000 units every year since the past three years with 80% of the vehicles produced being exported to over 130 markets. Current vehicles being manufactured at the plant also include the Nissan Note and the all-electric Nissan LEAF, while the production of the soon to be launched Infiniti Q30 is due to begin later this year.
The Nissan Juke was introduced in 2010 and is being produced in Nissan’s Line two at the Sunderland plant. The Juke went on to become the second best-selling car in Europe as a popular crossover in the B-segment.
The B-segment crossover was refreshed in 2014 adding a host of personalisation options, more safety and an addition of a small capacity turbocharged petrol engine. It is underpinned by the BO platform from the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
The second generation of the Juke will switch over to the new, modular CMF-B platform from the Renault-Nissan Alliance. The Common Module Family platform has been designed to improve overall aspects of the crossover while being economical to build.
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