Nissan hails 25 years of the Micra

The 25th anniversary of the Micra has been hailed with a 300-mile motorcade to London from Nissan's factory in Sunderland.

The 25 special edition Micras arrived in the capital in time to mark the start of the British International Motor Show at the ExCel exhibition centre.

First produced in Japan in 1983, the Nissan Micra has been manufactured exclusively in Sunderland since 1992.

It is one of Britain's major manufacturing and export successes, with 2.2 million made and sold in 44 countries around the globe.

Among the people driving the motorcade convoy of Micra 25s were staff from the Sunderland plant who have been part of the Nissan manufacturing success story in this country.

Since the Micra first went into production in 1983 in Japan, it has undergone two transformations, leading to today's third-generation Micra that was launched in 2002.

The Nissan plant in Sunderland began manufacturing the second generation model in 1992, and six years later the millionth model came off the production line.

Since the Micra first went into production in 1983 in Japan, it has undergone two transformations, leading to today's third-generation Micra that was launched in 2002.

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