Mar 6, 2020

Nissan: Sunderland plant spends £52m to build new Qashqai

More than £50m has been invested in the Nissan plant in Sunderland as the firm gears up to build the new Qashqai. The Japanese car-manufacturer said its new press, which weighs 2,000 tonnes and took 18 months to install, forms part of its £400m investment in the plant. "Nissan's chief operating officer Ashwani Gupta, said:"When the first Nissan Qashqai rolled off the line in Sunderland in 2006 it created the crossover segment. Nissan's Sunderland plant opened in 1986 and employs 7,000 people. The firm has not yet confirmed when the new Qashqai model will be produced.

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