Nissan starts production of the new Juke in UK
Nissan is marking the start of production of the new Juke at its Sunderland plant (UK) - the only production location for this second-generation compact crossove - following a £100 million investment.
Developed by Nissan's European design and R&D teams in Paddington, London, and Cranfield, Bedfordshire, 70% of Juke production will be for the EU markets, with two thirds of its suppliers based in the EU.
A £100m investment in Sunderland plant is served to more than 5,000 hours of training which has been delivered to the plant's team to support the production, in addition to 27 new die sets which cut and mold the car's ultra-high-tensile steel and four new spray booths built in the Paint Shop to accommodate the choice of 15 different two-tone body colour combinations that customers can now choose from.
Juke is powered by a 1.0-liter three-cylinder DIG-T turbocharged petrol engine which is manufactured in Sunderland too. With 117 PS, it gives improved performance and fuel economy.
Connected services and over-the-air updates make the new Juke the most connected Nissan ever. The new car comes with In-car NissanConnect, an 8–inch touch screen monitor, in-car WiFi hotspot and voice recognition.
Nissan's ProPILOT technology, offers electronically assisted steering, acceleration and braking will be available on the Juke for the first time.
Sales start from the end of November in European markets.