Nissan Motor's EUR147.5m (US$191.31m) spend at its Sunderland plant in north east England for European assembly of the redesigned Note includes axles, cylinder heads, camshafts and petrol engines for the new car, the automaker said.

Production for Europe created around 2,000 new jobs at Nissan and throughout its UK supplier network, the automaker added.

The redesigned B-segment model goes on sale in Europe from the autumn.

Engineering the new car for European market preferences and build was carried out at Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTCE) in Cranfield, UK with extensive testing on European roads.

To incorporate production and assembly of the Note's new features, numerous changes have been made to the Sunderland plant layout.

Among these are a new sunroof glazing facility and an around view monitor testing facility that allows production engineers to calibrate the innovative rear view camera.

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Nissan's on-going commitment to European design, engineering and production took another bold step forward with the launch of the new Note.

The innovative B-segment challenger, which goes on sale throughout Europe from the autumn, starts yet another chapter in Nissan's European success story.

Like Nissan's best-selling Juke and Qashqai models, the European Note was engineered at Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTCE) in Cranfield, UK. Many aspects of the new model were developed with European buyers in mind, with the engineering team conducting extensive testing on European roads.

Building on the new Note's European credentials, the new model will be built at the award-winning Nissan Manufacturing UK (NMUK) plant in Sunderland, UK.

A significant EUR147.5m (US$191.31m) investment has been made at the plant to further extend capacity and integrate Note assembly alongside the Juke production line. In addition to final assembly, NMUK is also producing axles, cylinder heads, camshafts and petrol engines for the new car. The introduction of Note production to Europe has created around 2,000 new jobs at Nissan and throughout its UK supplier network.

The integration of Note production into what is one of the world's most productive and efficient car plants further highlights Nissan's engineering skills. To incorporate production and assembly of the Note's new features, numerous changes have been made to the plant layout. Among these are a new sunroof glazing facility and a new around view monitor testing facility that allows production engineers to fully calibrate the Note's innovative rear view camera.

Original source: Nissan Motor Europe