► Second gen Juke to be built in Sunderland
► Nissan pours £100m investment into plant
► 34,000 jobs will be secured beyond 2020
Hoorah for the UK car industry! Nissan’s Sunderland powerplant has been announced as the Japanese manufacturer's location for the second-generation Juke crossover to be built from 2016.
The biggest cheers, however, come for 34,000 employees who currently work for Nissan in Britain. The company claims their jobs will be secured beyond 2020.
Why the Juke is staying in Sunderland
The news doesn’t come as a surprise, as the powerplant in the north east of England already builds the Qashqai, Juke, Juke Nismo RS, Note and all-electric Leaf. The factory's output has exceeded 500,000 annually over the past three years. This has seen Nissan become the largest car maker in the history of the UK motor industry.
Nissan has also confirmed that its European design team, based in Paddington, London, and its technical centre in Cranfield, Bedforshire, will be instrumental in the development of the second-generation Juke.
Chancellor George Osborne said: ‘It’s fantastic news that Nissan will be building their new car here in Sunderland and securing valuable jobs for thousands of working people in the area.’