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Pan-European scrappage schemes raise output by 24,000 units

Nissan has created 100 jobs at its Sunderland factory due to the success of the pan-European scrappage incentive schemes.

The Japanese firm previously created 250 new jobs at the plant in May and June, but demand has continued to rise. Nissan is producing 24,000 more units between June and September than it originally planned.

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Trevor Mann, Nissan’s senior vice-president for manufacturing in Europe, said, “We are currently experiencing a short-term but significant spike in demand for Sunderland models as a result of scrappage incentive schemes.

“In particular, Micra and Note are proving extremely popular, and account for around two thirds of all Nissan scrappage sales across our main European markets.”

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