Nissan’s Sunderland plant in north-east England will break a production record on Wednesday night 18 June when the 100,000th new Micra, a green right hand drive 1.0 litre E-grade model, will come off the line at 21.52BST. The milestone will have been reached in just over six months.

On average, nearly 4,000 Micras have rolled off the line every week since Nissan launched production of the new model last November.
The achievement is the result of production volume being increased to keep pace with excellent customer demand for the new car right across Europe. Sales forecasts have already been revised upwards twice since the car went on sale in January this year.

Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd MD Colin Dodge said: “In the first full year of production of the previous Micra, we built around 150,000 cars. Although market demand can change, if current sales forecasts for the new model remain constant we will be producing around 200,000 this year.”