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Nissan warns again on no-deal Brexit threat to UK car plant

Christian Fernsby |
Nissan warned that a no-deal Brexit would threaten its vast UK car factory, the Japanese carmaker's largest plant in Europe.

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The site, located in Sunderland in northeast England, manufactures models including the Juke, Leaf and Qashqai, employs 7,000 workers, and produces more than 440,000 cars per year.

Nissan has already warned that a no-deal Brexit, which would see World Trade Organization tariffs imposed on its cars, would threaten its future in Europe and in Sunderland.

The carmaker unleashed a drastic cost-slashing plan last week, as the auto sector buckles in the face of the coronavirus outbreak, but no decision was made on the Sunderland facility.

"We are the number one carmaker in the UK and we want to continue. We are committed," Nissan's chief operating officer Ashwani Gupta told the BBC.

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