New Nissan Infiniti to be built only in Sunderland

JonathanDecember 19, 2012

It has been revealed that the next model of the premium Nissan Infiniti brand will be produced exclusively at the manufacturer’s plant in Sunderland.

According to the Japanese car manufacturer, the move will see £250 million being invested into the factory and 280 jobs created at Nissan.

Furthermore, another 720 jobs will be established in the supply chain process so that the delivery of the new Nissan Infiniti from production line to car showroom is a smooth one.

Business secretary Vince Cable also praised the strategy, pointing out that the move “is a strong endorsement of the quality of Britain’s car industry, which is creating jobs, taking on apprentices and contributing to building a stronger economy”.

The Nissan plant in Sunderland has had a rich history since the Japanese vehicle maker and HM Government penned an agreement to build a factory in the UK back in 1984.

Since that deal was established, the facility in the north-east England city has been responsible for producing such beloved vehicles as the Nissan Bluebird, the Nissan Primera and the Nissan Micra.

At the moment, engineers at the plant are being tasked with building the Note, Juke and Qashqai vehicles, on top of battery packs for the award-winning Nissan Leaf electric car.

The as-yet unnamed new version of the Nissan Infiniti will begin production only in Sunderland from 2015.

In order to see the quality work carried out at the north-east plant up to now, drivers would be wise to seek a brilliant contract hire deal currently on offer for the Nissan Juke 1.5 dCi Acenta five-door Diesel Hatchback.

Monthly instalments of only £139.99 grant motorists a vehicle that delivers an excellent 57.6mpg on a combined cycle and yet returns the ability to reach 62mph from a standstill in just 11.2 seconds.

Drivers hoping to protect the environment from their next set of wheels should also take note that this particular Juke limits CO2 emissions to a mere 129g/km.

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