Nissan Micra production in the UK will come to an end tonight after 18 years.

Micra production at Nissan’s Sunderland plant first started on 10 August 1992; the final Micra will come down the production line during tonight’s late shift.

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Sunderland produced almost 1.4 million first-generation K11 Micras between 1992 and 2002, while almost 1m K12 Micras have been produced since 2002, including 31,000 CC variants.

By the end of today, Sunderland would have produced 2,368,704 Micras, which is more than 40 per cent of the plant's total output since opening in 1986.

Production of the third-generation Micra has shifted to several countries around the world, including to a new plant in Chennai, India.

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The Micra will be replaced on the Sunderland production line by the Juke next month.