Nissan has commenced production of the new Juke at its Sunderland plant, following a £100 million investment, the company said in a statement.
Designed, engineered and manufactured in the UK, the new Juke has been developed specifically for European markets, with Sunderland the only production location for this second-generation compact crossover.
Developed by Nissan’s European design and R&D teams in Paddington, London, and Cranfield, Bedfordshire, 70 per cent of Juke production will be for the EU markets, with two thirds of its suppliers based in the EU, Nissan said.
Nissan Europe Chairman, Gianluca de Ficchy, said, “The new Juke represents a further £100m investment in our Sunderland plant and is designed, engineered and manufactured in the UK for European customers.”

“Thirty-five years ago Nissan decided to create a plant in the UK to serve our European markets. Ten million vehicles later, Sunderland is the biggest UK car plant in history and the all-new Juke is the most connected Nissan car. With more than 35,000 jobs supported by Nissan in the UK, I would like to thank our experienced and skilled teams in Paddington, Cranfield and Sunderland, and our wider supply base, for their efforts in bringing this all-new model to life,” he added

The new Juke is powered by a 1.0-liter three-cylinder DIG-T turbocharged petrol engine with an output of 117hp which is manufactured in Sunderland.
The new car comes with In-car NissanConnect, an 8–inch touch screen monitor, in-car WiFi hotspot and voice recognition. Nissan’s ProPILOT technology, offered in the Juke for the first time, offers electronically assisted steering, acceleration and braking on highways.
Sales start from the end of November in European markets.