Nissan denies rumour that Sunderland plant will close after German magazine reports ‘a decision has been made’

Time 9:59 am, November 24, 2020

Nissan has denied reports from a German magazine that it is planning to close its Sunderland plant. 

The story in German automotive magazine Automobilwoche has suggested the brand’s UK plant in Sunderland will close according to a unnamed Nissan manager.

It surprised many as Nissan only announced earlier in November that the newly revealed Qashqai would be built at the factory, alongside the Juke and all-electric Leaf.

A Nissan Motor GB spokesperson commented that these rumours are false and there are currently no plans to close the factory in Tyne and Wear.

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Rebecca has been a motoring and business journalist since 2014, previously writing and presenting for titles such as the Press Association, Auto Express and Car Buyer. She has worked in many roles for Car Dealer Magazine’s publisher Blackball Media including head of editorial.

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