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Juke goes into production at Sunderland

Staff at one of Nissan’s flagship car production plants in Sunderland are celebrating today as the factory retools in record time ready to supply the Juke.

Full production volume is expected to take only two weeks, which is a record by any standards, with the capacity to produce up to 100,000 Jukes each year making it the plant’s second highest volume model behind the phenomenally successful Qashqai.

The majority of Juke produced in Sunderland will be exported into mainland Europe with the remainder destined for dealers across the UK and Ireland.

Customers will be able to choose from three trim grades and three engines, including a 190 PS flagship turbocharged option.

Like Qashqai, JUKE will be available in two-wheel drive versions as well as the range-topping all-wheel drive model produced at Nissan’s plant in Oppama, Japan, which also supplies JUKE to the domestic Japanese market, the US and overseas markets.

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