Virus shutters Nissan’s Sunderland plant | Automotive Industry News

Only previous week, Nissan unveiled a new GBP52m added big (XL) push line at Sunderland

Only last week, Nissan unveiled a new GBP52m extra large (XL) press line at Sunderland as it prepared to start production of the redesigned Qashqai

Only previous week, Nissan unveiled a new GBP52m added big (XL) push line at Sunderland as it well prepared to get started production of the redesigned Qashqai

Nissan stopped output at Britain’s most important car manufacturing facility owing to the influence from coronavirus as it assessed provide chain disruption and the drop in demand from customers, the most substantial closure to influence the country’s vehicle producing sector so far from the outbreak, Reuters reported.

The information company observed the Sunderland manufacturing facility in north east England built nearly 350,000 of Britain’s one.3m cars previous 12 months. It builds the Qashqai, Juke and Leaf in addition the Leaf’s battery pack.

“Even more actions are at this time less than analyze as we assess provide chain disruption and the unexpected drop in market place demand from customers caused by the COVID-19 unexpected emergency,” Nissan stated in a statement cited by the information company.

Reuters extra PSA’s Vauxhall plant at Ellesmere Port car manufacturing facility near Liverpool in northern England was also owing to close on Tuesday until 27 March as bash of the guardian firm’s programs to shut web sites across the continent to handle the disaster.