Fresh design and fresh technology and new jobs
The new improved Nissan Juke is now in production in Europe, the launch of the new Juke
completes the total refresh of the plant’s product line-up in just over a year, following the start of production of Nissan’s all-electric LEAF, the new Note and new Qashqai in Sunderland, representing over £800m investment and supporting more than 38,000 UK automotive jobs.
It also coincides with a new recruitment drive for maintenance professionals to support a third year of 500,000 output at the plant, with fifty new posts available for experienced technicians to support high volumes across vehicle, powertrain and battery facilities. Nissan’s Vice President for Manufacturing in the UK, Kevin Fitzpatrick said “the launch of the new Juke further strengthens Nissan’s command of the crossover market. With a new Qashqai and now a new Juke in production at Sunderland, the crossover has become part of this plant’s DNA. This significantly revised new Juke is another example of how we never stand still at Nissan, so we are looking for experienced maintenance professionals who can help us build on our recent achievements and support the efficient running of the plant.” Positions are currently being advertised within the maintenance department and include electrical and mechanical maintenance technician and supervisor positions. The website www.careersatnissan.co.uk has details of all current vacancies.
The massive changes on the new Juke include a new design at the front and rear, a new downsized DIG-T 115 turbocharged engine offering greater performance, economy and lower emissions, a revised DIG-T 190 engine, advanced equipment including a new audio system, the latest generation NissanConnect driver-vehicle interface, Nissan Safety Shield, Nissan's Dynamic Control system, plus a new open-air panoramic glass roof. There is also increased luggage space in the two wheel drive versions of approximately 40% and the new personalisation programme called ‘Nissan Design Studio', offers a range of new colours, interior and exterior themes.
There are four trim grades offered; Visia, Acenta, Acenta Premium and Tekna. The new Juke Visia is as affordable as it is desirable priced from £13,420and belies an extensive list of standard spec. The Visia sits proudly on striking 16” alloys, includes air conditioning, a CD system with an AUX-IN connection for MP3 players, front and rear electric windows, an ingenious tyre pressure monitoring system and daytime running lights. The new Juke is on sale now in the UK and across all European markets in the coming weeks.