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- Production started at Nissan Sunderland Plant in September 1986.
- Total investment made and announced since then is over £3.5bn and total plant volume stands at more than 6.9 million units.
- 80 per cent of production is exported to 97 international markets.
- Its current model line-up is Qashqai, Qashqai+2, Juke and Note.
- Forthcoming production at the plant includes the 100% electric Nissan LEAF, the new Nissan Note and the next-generation Nissan Qashqai.
Nissan's £250m investment will create a further 720 jobs in the UK supply chain, raising the new jobs total to 1,000.
The new model will be developed with help from Nissan's design centre in London and technical centre in Cranfield and then exported around the world, the firm said.
Around 280 of the new jobs will be in Sunderland, with the rest in other sites across the country.
The North East plant will build more than half a million cars this year, the first UK manufacturer to achieve this milestone.
Car giant Nissan is to build a new luxury model in the UK, creating 1,000 jobs with a £250 million investment.
The new global model will be manufactured at the Japanese firm's plant in Sunderland, which employs 6,000 workers.
The car, built under Nissan's Infinity premium brand, is set to be produced from 2015.
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