The Nissan Sunderland Plant has won a contract to assemble a new petrol engine next year securing production on Wearside. Nissan worked with One North East, their local Regional Development Agency.
The new 2.0-litre engine, codenamed ” MR” will safeguard up to 130 jobs at the plant with possibly 200 more jobs being created by 2013, subject to market conditions.
Trevor Mann, Nissan Senior Vice President for Manufacturing in Europe said,” This is excellent news for Sunderland Plant, in particular for our Engine operation and I would like to thank One North East for their vital support”.
The new engine will be used in the Qashqai and Qashqai +2 which are also produced in Wearside and will comply with Euro 5 and 6, car CO2 emissions regulations.