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Brexit uncertainties make Nissan scraps plan to build new model in Britain


  • Auto
  • Monday, 4 Feb 2019

"...  the continued uncertainty around the UK’s future relationship with the EU is not helping companies like ours to plan for the future," said Europe Chairman Gianluca de Ficchy.  Britain's business minister Greg Clark described the announcement as a "blow to the sector and the region."

"... the continued uncertainty around the UK’s future relationship with the EU is not helping companies like ours to plan for the future," said Europe Chairman Gianluca de Ficchy. Britain's business minister Greg Clark described the announcement as a "blow to the sector and the region."

LONDON: Carmaker Nissan has scrapped plans to build its new X-Trail SUV in Britain and will produce it solely in Japan, warning two months before Brexit that uncertainty over Britain's departure was making it harder to plan for the future.

Falling demand for diesel cars in Europe has forced Nissan to invest in other technologies and save costs. It cut hundreds of jobs at its Sunderland factory in the north of England, Britain's biggest car plant, last year as output slumped 11 percent, hit by levies and crackdowns on diesel.

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