Round-Up: 10millionth Nissan rolls off Sunderland line, National Windscreens deal, GPs take on Skodas

10 millionth Nissan rolls off Sunderland factory

10 millionth vehicle in production at the Nissan Sunderland plant (1)

The 10 millionth vehicle rolled off Nissan’s Sunderland car factory.

According to the Japanese car maker, it has taken the plant 33 years to reach the landmark – making it the fastest car factory in the UK to hit the figure. It also means that, on average, a new car has been built in Sunderland every two minutes since production started in 1986.

The 10 millionth car was a Vivid Blue Nissan Qashqai Tekna. The crossover is also the most produced model at the plant, contributing more than 3.4 million to the overall figure and the Micra is the second most produced car, with close to 2.4 million being built in Sunderland.

National Windscreens wins Addison Lee fleet deal

Volkswagen Sharan for the Addison Lee Group 02

National Windscreens has won a contract for windscreen repair, replacement and ADAS calibration on Addison Lee’s 5,000-strong fleet.

The year-long contract, which covers all of Addison Lee Group’s UK operations will see National Windscreens provide repair, replacement and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) calibration on vehicles fitted with the technology.

Simon Barron, National Windscreens regional sales and marketing manager, said: “With our national coverage of 108 purposed-designed workshops and 800 mobile technicians, we are always in close proximity to the fleet, ensuring they can get back on the road quickly should they need windscreen repair or replacement.”

GP service takes on Skodas

GP Skodas

Out-of-hours GP service Medvino has taken on 12 Skodas to help its clinicians reach NHS patients in the South West.

The mix of vehicles include seven Octavia Scouts, two Kodiaqs, and three Karoqs with the company citing low running costs as a reason behind taking on the cars.

Jerry Hollands, from Medvivo commented: “Our clinicians provide an important service to NHS patients in their own home and our fleet of vehicles is the backbone of that support system. The vehicles have been with us a few weeks and already I’ve had fantastic feedback from drivers who are impressed by the cars.