Six million cars from Nissan Sunderland

* Milestone reached this month * More than 420,000 built last year * Watch our behind the scenes video...

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What Car? Staff
20 Jan 2011 11:3 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 0:3

Nissan has now built more than six million cars at its Sunderland factory.

It reached the milestone this month and looks set to be the most productive car factory in the UK for the 14th year in a row by the end of 2011.

Last year the factory built nearly one in five of all cars manufactured in the UK. In total, 423,262 rolled off the line made up of the Note, Juke, Micra and Qashqai with 81% exported to overseas markets.

In 2013, it will start production of the all-electric Leaf.

See the factory at work
If you want to see how a car is put together at the Sunderland factory, take a look at our behind the scenes video, below.