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Million milestone for British-built Nissan Juke

One millionth Juke built at Nissan Sunderland Plant

Nissan is celebrating after the one millionth Juke rolled off the production line at its giant Sunderland plant.

The quirkly-styled car which Nissan claims created the compact crossover when it was launched in 2010 becomes the fourth Sunderland-built model to hit one million.

On average, a brand new Juke is built at the plant every 105 seconds and the milestone car was a Tekna grade in Vivid Blue – the most recent colour to be added to the range.

The Sunderland plant manufactures Jukes for the European market, while Nissan’s facility in Oppama, Japan, produces the vehicle for all other countries.

Juke was the second crossover to be built at the Sunderland plant, following the pioneering Qashqai, which went into production in 2006.

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

“Reaching the one million milestone is a fantastic achievement for any model,” said Kevin Fitzpatrick of Nissan Europe.

“Eight years ago we had never seen anything like the Juke before – it created an entirely new segment and brought a distinctive never-seen-before 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.”

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