Nissan Announces 400 New Jobs At Sunderland Plant

Published Date: 30th Jul 2021

Nissan is to create 400 new jobs at its Sunderland plant, the new jobs will be used to initially ramp up production of the new edition of its flagship model the Qashqai.

exterior image of NIssan Sunderland plant

The Qashqai is the best-selling Crossover in the UK and with such intense competition in the mid-sized SUV/Crossover segment, Nissan have really gone to town with the latest model features a long-list of updates and improvements.

New eye-catching, exterior coupe-like looks, massive improvements to interior quality and tech, plus new state-of-the-art driver aids all make the all-new Nissan Qashqai  impressive.

The car industry has faced challenging times like many business sectors during the COVID pandemic, staff shortages and reduced demand for new cars are two key issues.

Car production has also been stifled around the world due to a shortage of semi-conductors, with suppliers prioritising  manufacturers of consumer gadgets. The new jobs will help Nissan ramp up production and make up for lost time.

The news came off the back of Nissan’s announcement that they would be building a new £1billion EV hub in Sunderland which will create in the region of 6000 jobs. The new EV Hub will include production lines for existing and new EV models and the manufacture of electric car batteries in partnership with Envision AESC.

The new jobs will also be utilised for production of the Nissan Leaf and a new full electric compact Crossover (which is in the pipeline albeit further details are sketchy right now). The new small SUV will be similar in size to the Nissan Juke and built on the same platform as the new futuristic looking new Nissan Ariya, a new full electric SUV that is fairly swift.