Production facility of Croatia Nissan Sunderland is the first in the UK to reach the height Produced 10,000,000 vehiclesSince production began in 1986, the average car was produced every two minutes.
Steve Marsh, Nissan Sunderland's vice president of production, said: "Making ten million vehicles is a great achievement for everyone who has a connection with the factory. Achieving this goal required all the ingenuity, dedication and strength of our highly skilled employees, many of whom come from northeast England. Together, we are determined to continue with raising the quality standards our customers have become accustomed to over the last thirty years. "
Ten millionth car was one Nissan Qashqai Tekna Vivid Blue with the ProPILOT technology, which helps the driver during steering, acceleration and braking, on a single traffic lanes or motorways, in conditions of heavy traffic or high speed driving. The ProPILOT is designed so that the driver always has his hands on the steering wheel; a driver who constantly manages the vehicle. Innovative crossover is also the most respected model from the Sunderland factory, with 3.4 million vehicles, followed by Micra with nearly 2.4 manufactured vehicles.
The first car produced in 1986 was one bluebird Up to now, nine Nissan models have been produced in this facility. LEAF, Qashqai and Juke are currently being produced. And last year Juke exceeded one million vehicles produced.
Nissan's factory in Sunderland It was built in an area previously occupied by the airport, and the works began in July 1984. The total number of employees at that time was 470, compared to today around 7,000.