ERJ staff report (BC)
Sunderland, UK - Nissan has announced that its Infiniti premium vehicle range for Europe and the rest of the world will be manufactured at the firm's Sunderland, UK plant from 2015, reports PRW.
The decision represents what Nissan called a â€œsubstantial investmentâ€ in the facility of around Â£250 million.
Nissan added that a further 1,000 jobs at Sunderland and across the UK would be secured.
Colin Dodge, Nissan executive vice president and chief performance officer, described the decision to make the car in Sunderland as a â€œmilestoneâ€.
â€œ[This is] our first premium product to be manufactured at Sunderland [and] reconfirms our commitment to UK manufacturing and the ongoing success of the plant, which is moving up the value chain.
â€œJust as important, the new Infiniti, which will be exported around the world, is being developed with help from our London design centre and our European Technical Centre at Cranfield,â€ he added.
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