Nissan has cancelled plans to build its new X-Trail sport utility vehicle in Britain and will produce it solely in Japan.
Declining sales of diesel vehicles and the uncertainty over Britain’s departure from the European Union has made it harder to plan for the future.
“Nissan has increased its investments in new powertrains and technology for its future European vehicles,” Nissan’s Europe chairman, Gianluca de Ficchy, said in a letter to workers at the Sunderland plant. “Therefore, the company has decided to optimize its investments in Europe by consolidating X-Trail production in Kyushu.
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