One millionth Nissan Juke built at Nissan’s Sunderland UK plant
Eight years after it was launched, the one millionth Juke has been produced at Nissan’s Sunderland plant in the UK. The landmark compact crossover model to make the mark was a Tekna grade Nissan Juke in Vivid Blue.
The Nissan Juke remains one of the brand’s best selling models in Europe, hitting sales of 95,000 in 2017. The latest model features a new dark chrome V-motion grille, dark headlights, and dark turn indicators on the door mirrors. For 2018 Nissan has also added three new 16-inch and 18-inch alloy wheel designs.
The Juke is one of Nissan’s most customised models. More than 23,000 different versions of the latest Nissan Juke are available thanks to a wide variety of possible personalisation combinations.
Kevin Fitzpatrick, senior vice president manufacturing, supply chain management and purchasing, Nissan Europe, said:
“Reaching the one million milestone is a fantastic achievement for any model. Eight years ago we had never seen anything like the Juke before – it created an entirely new segment and brought a distinctive never-seen-before look to the market. Fast forward to today and we have one million customers and Juke remains the segment leader.
“It’s terrific to see that the 2018 model, with all its improvements and personalisation options, is as popular as the version that rolled off the line for the first time in 2010.”
The Nissan Juke was the second crossover to be built at the Sunderland plant after the Qashqai, which originally launched in 2006. Nissan says more than three million Qashqai models have been built at its Sunderland plant. Other models (that have been built at the Sunderland plant) to sell more than one-million units is the Nissan Micra (2.4-million) and Nissan Primera (1.5-million).
Standard safety technology on the Nissan Juke includes intelligent around view monitor with moving object detection, lane departure warning, and blind spot monitoring.