Using technology it has in Volvo engineering, the new car (right) is expected in Europe in 2018 with a 3-cylinder 1.5 petrol engine and an electric motor to boost performance and economy.
Sunderland will learn next month if it gets the next generation Qashqai.
Nissan Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn said on Friday that after last week meeting British Prime Minister Theresa May where they discussed scenarios after the UK leaves the EU and he was told the UK intended to preserve competitiveness , “As long as I have this guarantee … I can look at the future of Sunderland with more ease.”
Private banking & investment firm Kleinwort Benson has joined the team behind the £375m Circuit of Wales project in Ebbw Vale to find more backers.
Nigel Spray, managing director of private merchant banking, told the BBC it would bring in £100m “as the last piece” of private funding for the project.
Nissan is offering an attractive customer offer on used Nissan LEAF models with deposit and monthly payments from just £175 on select versions of the all-electric vehicle.
About 15,000 LEAT models have been sold in Britain and a used Nissan LEAF 24kWh Acenta is currently available on a 3-year PCP finance deal for just £175 customer deposit, £1000 dealer deposit contribution and monthly payments of just £175 with 3.9% representative APR.
It should be almost impossible for car makers to get around tough new emissions reguations, German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt told an EU inquiry.
He wants that legislation to be made clearer to prevent installing switch-off devices except where a manufacuturer says it is vital to stop and engine being destroyed and there is no alternative method to save it and at the same inquiry, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chief Technical Officer Harald Wester defended the automaker against claims from German authorities that a Fiat model used “defeat” software to cheat emissions tests.