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Nissan is marking the start of production of the new Juke at its Sunderland plant, following a $170 million investment.

12 Oct 2019 | International News : U.K.

Nissan is marking the start of production of the new Juke at its Sunderland plant, following a $170 million investment.

More than 5,000 hours of training have gone into training the Sunderland plant's team
Designed, engineered and manufactured in the U.K., the new Juke has been developed specifically for European markets, with Sunderland the only production location for this second generation compact crossover.

Its launch comes almost 10 years after the original Juke's daring styling broke the mould in the B-segment, and Nissan has raised the bar again, bringing new levels of technology and connectivity to the compact crossover category.

Developed by Nissan's European design and R&D teams in Paddington, London, and Cranfield, Bedfordshire, 70% of Juke production will be for the European Union (EU) markets, with two thirds of its suppliers based in the EU.

In addition to more than 5,000 hours of training which has been delivered to the plant's highly skilled and experienced team to support the launch, the factory has required new investment upgrades to deliver the new Juke's suite of advanced technology and high levels of interior and exterior personalisation.

New spray booths have been built at the plant to accommodate the 15 different two-tone body colour combinations the Juke is available with
This includes more than 27 new die sets, which cut and mould the car's ultra-high-tensile steel, which have been installed in the press shop to form the Juke's athletic new design, delivering a striking yet roomier dynamic crossover body that does not compromise on performance.

Four new spray booths have also been built in the paint shop to accommodate the choice of 15 different two-tone body colour combinations that customers can now choose from.

The Nissan Juke is powered by an efficient 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder DIG-T petrol engine that is manufactured in Sunderland. With 115bhp, it gives drivers improved performance, fuel economy and refinement.

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 8.0-inch touch screen monitor, in-car WiFi hotspot and voice recognition. Nissan's ProPILOT technology offers electronically assisted steering, acceleration and braking. Designed for highway use in single-lane traffic, ProPILOT will be available on the Juke for the first time.

Sales of the new Nissan Juke will start from the end of November for European markets.
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