Record Year for Nissan GB
MACKIE MOTORS NISSAN CELEBRATES RECORD YEAR FOR NISSAN GB
Mackie Motors Nissan is starting the New Year on a high, following news of Nissan’s record-breaking production success in 2011.
The UK’s largest carmaker, which last year celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Sunderland Plant, saw the manufacturer enjoy its most successful year to date, producing a grand total of 480,485 vehicles in twelve months, dwarfing the 2010 total of 423,262 vehicles.
Demand for the class-leading Nissan Qashqai and Nissan JUKE crossover models, both available at the Mackie Motors Nissan, meant the plant exceeded that previous record on November 16. November itself was a record month for the plant with 46,606 vehicles made – the highest monthly total in the plant’s history.
The new record reflects the first full calendar year in which there has been 24-hour production of the Qashqai and Qashaqi+2 and was also the first full year of JUKE production, which included the addition of a 4x4 JUKE and the limited edition JUKE KURO. In addition the plant continued to produce significant numbers of the ever popular Nissan Note.
The year ahead promises to be equally as exciting, with the Sunderland Plant set to launch Nissan’s first lithium-ion battery production facility outside Japan and preparing for the start of UK production of the LEAF, Nissan’s award-winning 100% electric vehicle.
Kevin Mackie, Managing Director at Mackie Motors Nissan, says: “Many of our customers are pleasantly surprised when they realise that their new car was built in the UK. The fact of the matter is that Nissan’s Sunderland Plant is the biggest car manufacturing plant in the country, producing one in three of all UK cars.
“The plant’s 25th anniversary year will certainly go down inUK car production history and the staff at Mackie Motors Nissan are very pleased to share in the success.
”We look forward to a prosperous 2012 and to inviting customers to come and experience for themselves the wide range of models available from the UK’s record-breaking car manufacturer.”