UK – The OEM has invested £20m at its Sunderland plant to make the revised model, enabling a range of design enhancements, new engines and technologies, as well as a personalisation programme. The car is now on sale in the UK and will be launched in all European markets in the coming weeks.
The launch of the latest Juke completes an £800m refreshment of Sunderland’s production line-up that has taken just over one year and has involved the introduction of the all-electric LEAF, new Note and new Qashqai. Nissan has initiated a recruitment drive for maintenance professionals to support a third year of producing 500,000 units, with 50 positions available for experienced technicians at vehicle, powertrain and battery facilities.
“With a new Qashqai and now a new Juke in production at Sunderland, the crossover has become part of this plant’s DNA,” commented Kevin Fitzpatrick, Nissan’s vice-president for Manufacturing in the UK.