Nissan Juke reaches a major production milestone

Time 10:16 am, July 17, 2018

THE one millionth Juke has rolled off the production line at Nissan’s Sunderland plant. On average, a brand new Juke is built there every 105 seconds.

The car was a Tekna-grade model in Vivid Blue, the most recent colour to be added to the range.

Kevin Fitzpatrick, senior vice president for Nissan Europe, said: ‘Reaching the one million milestone is a fantastic achievement for any model.

‘Eight years ago we had never seen anything like the Juke before – it created an entirely new segment and brought a distinctive look to the market.

‘Fast forward to today and we have one million customers and Juke remains the segment leader.

‘It’s terrific to see that the 2018 model, with all its improvements and personalisation options, is as popular as the version that rolled off the line for the first time in 2010.’

Juke was the second crossover to be built in Sunderland, following the pioneering Qashqai, which went into production in 2006 and began Nissan’s leadership of the crossover market.

More than three million Qashqais have now been built in Sunderland, following Micra (2.4 million) and Primera (1.5 million) as models to have hit seven figures at the plant.

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