Although its output - of Juke, Note, Qashqai and Leaf models - dipped 1.7% year on year in 2013, Nissan's Sunderland plant in north east England once again dominated UK car production, building 501,756 of the 1,509,762 cars (up 3.1%) made here. That was the highest volume since 2007, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).