Nissan to start building new Juke car at UK plant as Brexit looms

Reuters
Nissan to start building new Juke car at UK plant as Brexit looms

Nissan said it will begin making the next-generation Juke at Britain’s biggest car plant on Monday, just over two weeks before a possible no-deal Brexit which the industry has warned could bring production to a halt. Nissan decided in 2015, before the 2016 referendum was even held, to make the latest version of the sport utility vehicle at its northern English Sunderland factory, reflecting how major decisions are made years in advance. The Japanese company, which was encouraged by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s to use Britain as a gateway to the Continent, has spent 100 million pounds ($126.7 million) on the latest investment in Juke with 70% of the output for EU markets.