Sunderland bosses reveal multi-million pound highway investment

Photo: Kevin Fitzpatrick, Vice President of the Sunderland Nissan factory, and Councillor Paul Watson.

A road is named after Infiniti Motor Company as Sunderland bosses have revealed the first part of a multi-million pound highway through a city business park.

By opening the new road, called Infiniti Drive, Councillor Paul Watson, leader of Sunderland City Council, alongside Kevin Fitzpatrick, Vice President of the Sunderland Nissan factory, revealed the first part of a £21-million highway through the Hillthorn Business Park.

Kevin Fitzpatrick said: “We’re honoured that the stretch of highway has been named after our new premium brand now being built in Sunderland.

“The business park provides a direct route to our plant for companies working with us to build the Q30, as well as our existing models – Qashqai, Juke, Note and the 100 per cent electric Nissan LEAF.

“This will increase our efficiency and help us maintain our long-standing position as the UK’s most productive car plant. We look forward to welcoming new neighbours to Hillthorn in the future.”

This new opening comes just as the new Infiniti Q30 starts to arrive at Infiniti Showrooms across the country and customers begin to take ownership of the British-built premium active compact car.

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