Infiniti Motor Co., the luxury division of Japanese
automaker Nissan, says it's withdrawing from Western Europe — offering another
blow to car makers in the U.K. bracing for Britain's departure from the
The company said on Tuesday that as part of its
restructuring plan, it will cease making two models, the Q30 and QX30, by
mid-2019 at the manufacturing plant in Sunderland, in northern England.
Nissan canceled plans in February to build a new
diesel-powered X-Trail sports utility vehicle in Sunderland. That reversed a
decision announced two years ago after Prime Minister Theresa May's government
offered some 60 million pounds in incentives.
Car makers are being forced to weigh uncertainty about possible
tariffs and border checks at a time when the industry faces a wholesale
overhaul amid changing consumer habits.
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