Next-Gen X-Trail And Qashqai To Be Produced At Nissan’s Sunderland Plant

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Nissan's Sunderland production plant will manufacture the next generation Nissan Qashqai and X-Trail models alongside the Juke. The factory is situated in the north east of England and it will become a European hub for crossover production.

This will ensure more than 7000 jobs in Sunderland. Nissan also confirmed that the decision to start manufacturing was made following the support from the British Government.

Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of Nissan said, "I am pleased to announce that Nissan will continue to invest in Sunderland. Our employees there continue to make the plant a globally competitive powerhouse, producing high-quality, high-value products every day.

"The support and assurances of the UK Government enabled us to decide that the next-generation Qashqai and X-Trail will be produced at Sunderland. I welcome British Prime Minister Theresa May's commitment to the automotive industry in Britain and to the development of an overall industrial strategy."

The next generation Nissan Qashqai will arrive next year and it has sophisticated autonomous technology. This vehicle will be able to travel autonomously on the single lane of a highway.

The new X-Trail will be company's flagship SUV. The vehicle will be powered with a 2.0-litre petrol engine developing 180bhp. The power is provided to the front wheels via a CVT gearbox.

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