September 30, 2023

Nissan Sunderland Plant celebrates 11 millionth car

The crew at Nissan Sunderland Plant are celebrating constructing their 11 millionth automobile since manufacturing began in 1986.

The milestone signifies that, on common, a brand new automotive has rolled off the road each two minutes, each hour of each day, for 37 years.

The 11 millionth automotive was a Blade Silver Qashqai e-Energy, one in all three electrified fashions at the moment constructed on the plant. The primary automotive, in-built 1986, was a white Nissan Bluebird, which took about 22 hours to construct. At present, a prime quality Qashqai e-Energy takes about 8.5 hours.

“This milestone displays the huge expertise that our world-class manufacturing crew has in delivering the standard vehicles that our clients love,” stated Adam Pennick, Vice President, Manufacturing, at Nissan Sunderland.

“We’ve come a great distance since manufacturing first began with some iconic fashions on the best way. However we’re all the time trying ahead, and our totally electrified vary and EV36Zero plan imply we have now an thrilling and sustainable future forward.”

The 11 million is made up of 9 completely different fashions, with 22 variants. 4 fashions, Qashqai, Micra, Primera and Juke have gone previous seven figures, with Qashqai the all-time highest at greater than 4 million.

Final yr Qashqai was the UK’s best-selling new automotive – the primary British constructed mannequin to win the award in 24 years.

The UK’s largest automotive producer by quantity, Sunderland Plant is residence to a workforce of about 6,000 folks. Nissan additionally helps an additional 30,000 UK jobs within the provide chain, with about 5 million components arriving each day on the plant.


Mannequin First produced Final produced Whole made
Bluebird 1986 1990 187,178
Qashqai 2006 Ongoing 4,059,516
Micra 1992 2010 2,368,705
Primera 1990 2007 1,483,059
Juke 2010 Ongoing 1,295,011
Almera 2000 2006 642,420
Notice 2006 2016 676,438
Infiniti 2015 2019 76,166
LEAF 2010 Ongoing 263,405