Nissan celebrates ten millionth vehicle built at Sunderland Plant
Nissan Sunderland Plant (UK) is celebrating record breaking milestone as the ten millionth vehicle rolls of the production line.
It has taken the plant 33 years to reach the ten million mark – making it the fastest car factory in the UK to the landmark figure.
It also means that, on average, a new car has been built in Sunderland every two minutes since production started in 1986. And if all ten million cars were parked nose to tail they would stretch for more than 42,000km – which is enough to go all the way around the equator of the world.
The ten millionth car was a Vivid Blue Nissan Qashqai Tekna, complete with ProPilot technology.
The crossover is also the most produced model at the plant, contributing more than 3.4 million to the overall figure. Micra is the second most produced car, with close to 2.4 million being built in Sunderland.