Next-generation Nissan Juke to be built in Britain
03 September 2015
Five years after launching the small crossover, Nissan has pledged a £100m investment in the UK production of a next-generation Nissan Juke.
Following the launch of the second generation Nissan Qashqai in 2013, this future Juke allocation secures both production lines in Sunderland and the jobs of 34,000 people currently employed by Nissan and its British suppliers beyond 2020.
Nissan's European design team in Paddington, London, and European Engineering Headquarters in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, will be instrumental in the development of the new model.
The Juke is Nissan's second best-selling car in Europe, and its success has led to the Sunderland plant achieving 500,000 volumes in each of the past three years, with 80 percent of output exported to over 130 markets. Current models also include the Nissan Note and the all-electric Nissan LEAF, with production of the Infiniti Q30 due to begin later this year.
The next-generation Juke is the first model to be confirmed for the Renault-Nissan Alliance CMF-B architecture. Common Module Family (CMF) is an engineering architecture that drives synergies in all major areas, from purchasing to vehicle engineering and powertrains.
Nissan is now the biggest carmaker in the history of the UK car industry, with annual output exceeding 500,000 in each of the last three years. The company employs nearly 8,000 people in its UK design, engineering, sales and manufacturing operations, supporting an additional 27,000 jobs in the UK supply chain plus 3,900 in dealerships.