Nissan jobs boost

The car manufacturer Nissan have announced that it's to start production on a new line of luxury cars at the Sunderland plant.

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Full Report: Nissan jobs boost for Sunderland

Nissan's plant on Wearside has secured more than a hundred million pounds, to become the first factory outside Japan to make its luxury model of car.

The Sunderland base will produce a hatchback for Nissan's 'Infiniti' brand, creating an extra fifty jobs and potentially hundreds more in the supply chain.

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Nissan present the Infiniti

Nissan Infiniti
Nissan Infiniti unveiled today Credit: Nissan

Nissan have unveiled the Infiniti, the latest model to be built at its plant on Wearside.

The Japanese company is investing £250 million into the Sunderland factory.

It's expected that 1,000 jobs will be secured in the North East and across the UK.

Business Secretary arrives at Nissan

Vince Cable arrives on Wearside Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The Business Secretary Vince Cable has arrived on Wearside to congratulate the plant on securing the chance to build another Nissan model.

The 'Infiniti' line is Nissan's luxury brand of car, with various models already made in Japan.

The model made in Sunderland is expected to be a large hatchback or small family car type.

Nissan workers await Infiniti announcement

Workers await announcement in Sunderland Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Nissan workers are gathering ahead of the formal announcement that the new Infiniti car will be made in Sunderland.

Executives say the new production line will create 280 jobs at the plant, and hundreds more in the supply chain.

The Infiniti brand of car is targeted at the premium market, with 80% of the cars expected to be exported to Asia.

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PM welcomes Nissan investment in Sunderland

The Prime Minister David Cameron has welcomed the announcement that the car manufacturer Nissan will be rolling out production of the new Nissan Infiniti at its plant in Sunderland.

“This investment is excellent news for the North East and another vote of confidence for UK manufacturing.

The continued success of Nissan in the UK demonstrates the strength of the car industry here, and its importance as we rebalance and grow the economy.

This announcement shows how the car industry in partnership with the Government continues to win important long term investment projects in a tough competitive sector, helping the UK to get ahead in the global race.”

– Prime Minister David Cameron

New Nissan model manufacturing in Sunderland

Car manufacturer Nissan has announced its UK production milestone and plans to manufacture new Infiniti model at its plant in Sunderland.

The move means that it is the first UK car manufacturer to make 500,000 cars in one calendar year.

The announcement will represent a substantial investment of around £250m into the facility, which will have the capacity to produce up to 60,000 Infiniti models per year.

It is expected to create and secure hundreds of jobs across the UK and at the Sunderland plant in particular.