Feb 2, 2019

Nissan 'U-turn' expected on new X-Trail SUV in Sunderland

Nissan is expected to announce that it is cancelling a planned investment at its plant in Sunderland. In 2016 the car maker said it would build the X-Trail SUV in Sunderland after receiving "Assurances" from the government over Brexit. The company is expected to say investment will be now be pulled, rather than existing work being halted. BBC business reporter Rob Young said: "The reasons for the investment cancellation are not known, but the industry as a whole has been warning Brexit uncertainty might hit investment." Work on the Qashqai - which makes up the majority of Nissan Sunderland's work - is not expected to be affected.

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