· Infiniti’s first premium compact car to be produced at Nissan’s UK Plant in Sunderland from 2015
· Around £250 million investment
· Around 1,000 additional UK jobs
· Announced in the week that Sunderland produces 500,000 units annually for the first time, an all-time industry record
YOKOHAMA (December 19, 2012)- Infiniti, the premium car brand of Nissan Motor Co. Ltd, today confirmed that, consistent with its global expansion plans, it will manufacture vehicles in Europe from Nissan’s award winning production base in Sunderland, United Kingdom.
The announcement represents a substantial investment of around £250mn into the facility and is expected to create a further 1,000 jobs at Sunderland and across the UK.
The first Infiniti to be built there will be a new premium compact model to rival the Audi A3 and BMW 1 Series.