UK: Nissan Note assembly preparation costs EUR148m

By Graeme Roberts | 8 July 2013

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.