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Sunderland car maker unveils teaser of new Qashqai
NISSAN has given motorists a teaser of the next model to roll off its thriving North-East production line.
The Sunderland-based car maker has released a picture of its new Qashqai, which it will officially unveil next week.
The Japanese company, which employs more than 6,000 North-East workers, already makes Qashqais at Sunderland, but says the new vehicle will “set new standards across the board.”
It said: “Reinvented from the ground up, the new Qashqai pushes the boundaries of design and innovation, from advanced aerodynamics to state-of-the-art cabin systems, and is Nissan at its most creative.”
The new Qashqai will be made at Sunderland alongside the Juke, all-electric Leaf and Note models.
The work comes as the firm looks to recruit more workers to start full 24-hour production for the first time.
Bosses want extra staff to work through the night on its second production line, which makes thousands of Jukes and new Notes.
The company has run a 24-hour sister production line since 2010, which makes the Qashqai and the Leaf.
It has also started work to expand its record-breaking plant, which will allow it to make the luxurious Infiniti Q30 hatchback from 2015, and expects to set new production records after last year becoming the first plant in UK history to make more than half a million cars.
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