Infiniti to build premium compact car in the UK

Nissan has confirmed that it will be building a brand new compact Infiniti car in Sunderland, United Kingdom. For the production, Nissan will be investing £250 million ($406 million USD) into the facility and is expected to secure and create a further 1,000 jobs.

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“This milestone, our first premium product to be manufactured at Sunderland, reconfirms our commitment to UK manufacturing and the ongoing success of the plant, which is moving up the value chain,” said Colin Dodge CBE, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd Executive Vice President and Chief Performance Officer. “Just 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.”

The new Infiniti compact model is expected to start production from 2015 and will be the first time ever that Nissan’s premium brand competes in the segment.

– By: Omar Rana