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Nissan Qashqai demand 'outstrips supply'

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Consumer demand for the Nissan Qashqai is outstripping supply to such an extent that 400 new manufacturing jobs have been created in the UK.

Nissan is launching a temporary third production shift at its manufacturing facility in Sunderland as a result of the booming sales of the crossover.

The carmaker has stated that the market will decide how long the nightshift remains in operation but it is expected to be maintained for around six months.

Recruitment will begin next month for 400 new fixed-term manufacturing posts at the plant and some 160 existing temporary staff will be retained.

It is the latest good news to come out of the motoring industry, after the future of popular car brand Saab was apparently guaranteed earlier this week.

Fans of Saab cars may have been pleased to note that General Motors has reached a binding agreement with Spyker Cars regarding the sale of the brand, which will be carried forward within a newly created company known as Saab Spyker Automobiles.

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