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Nissan can refuse to issue Qashqai in England in the event of a Brexit no deal

Automotive news – "Motor" 01.10.2019 at 17:30

Japanese car manufacturer Nissan will reconsider plans to release the Qashqai crossover at its plant in Sunderland in the case of the United Kingdom from the EU without a deal. This was announced on Tuesday by the newspaper Financial Times, citing three people familiar with the situation.

According to the newspaper, the Nissan strategy meant that the UK will leave the EU by a moderate scenario, in which produced in its territory the goods will be subject to duties in the EU. Brexit without the deal, which Prime Minister Boris Johnson will lead to the emergence of tariffs with the EU.

the Japanese Corporation has not confirmed this information, but noted concern at the prospect of Brexit hard. "Today, we are among the companies that have the biggest investment in the UK, and we still need clarity about what will look like future trade relations between the UK and the EU. The abrupt transition from current conditions to the conditions of the world trade organization will have serious consequences for British industry", — quotes the Financial Times the company statement.

the Qashqai is responsible for two-thirds of the 440 thousand vehicles produced at the plant in Sunderland, the largest car plant in the UK. Half of the products from this plant are exported to EU countries. The failure of Nissan from the production of this model, according to the newspaper, could lead to layoffs of a significant part of the 7 thousand people working at the plant, and to worsen his chances in the future struggle for the release of new models.

this year, Nissan has abandoned plans to release of crossovers X-Trail at its plant in Sunderland for reasons connected with the introduction of new rules for cars with diesel engines and the reduction of sales in the British market. Another Japanese automobile company, Honda, in February, announced the closure in 2021 your the only enterprise in the territory of the European Union, located in Swindon in South West England that will lead to the loss of 3.5 million jobs. In addition, the American company Ford announced the closure next year of its plant to manufacture engines in Bridgend, South Wales, and one of the leading French automakers Groupe PSA (Peugeot Joint-stock company), which owns the British brand Vauxhall, has announced that it will transfer to the EU the production model of the Astra in the event of Brexit without a deal.