Nissan has confirmed it will build its flagship Qashqai and x-trail models here in the uk
Nissan has also announced new investment at the facility in a move that comes as a big boost for UK manufacturing as the country heads towards Brexit.
Nissan said it will continue its investments in the plant and aims to increase production by 20 per cent to 600,000 vehicles a year, securing more than 7,000 jobs in the process.
The Japanese car manufacturer was previously considering whether to move production abroad, amid concerns of trade barriers if the UK leaves the EU.
One option considered was to move the Qashqai production line to Spain where the renault Kadjar is built
The Sunderland plant has been a powerhouse for Nissan over the years. Churning out more than 500,000 models a year, it employs a workforce of 7,000 as well as thousands of others in the supply industry. It currently builds the Nissan Qashqai, leaf and Juke
it looks like the build of the Nissan’s flagship models are here to stay being built in the UK and creating much needed jobs.