Production of the next-generation Qashqai will remain at Nissan's Sunderland plant where the 1 millionth unit of the SUV will roll off the assembly line later this month.

Nissan has announced that the next-generation Qashqai compact SUV will be made entirely in the U.K.

The Franco-Japanese automaker announced the news at a meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street today where Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault-Nissan, was also present.

The creation of the next-generation Qashqai will involve design of the vehicle at Nissan's European Design Center located in Paddington, London as well as further development at the Nissan Technical Center Europe in Cranfield, Bedfordshire. Production of the next-generation Qashqai will take place at Nissan's Sunderland plant in the United Kingdom. The plant already produces the current generation Qashqai, a very popular vehicle, and will roll the 1 millionth unit of the SUV off the assembly line later this month.

The project represents an investment of £192 million (€215 million) by Nissan into its UK operations, something Cameron readily welcomed.

"This investment from Nissan is fantastic news and a great demonstration of the strength and vitality of the UK car industry," said Cameron at the meeting.

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