Nissan confirms that it won't build a different C-Segment hatchback on Wearside, as the Infiniti contract means there isn't enough capacity.
But Executive Vice-President Colin Dodge says Sunderland will move up the value chain as this will be the first time an Infiniti model is made outside of Japan.
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