Nissan to stop producing Infiniti cars in UK

14 March, 2019 12:00 AM printer

LONDON: Nissan will stop production of Infiniti cars at its factory in Sunderland, northeast England, the Japanese carmaker said Tuesday, one month after cancelling the plant’s plans for the X-Trail SUV.

Infiniti Motor Company, a division of Nissan, said in a statement that it would stop production of Q30 and QX30 crossover models in Sunderland by mid-2019 as part of a global restructuring, amid sector-wide turbulence partially attributed to Brexit, reports AFP.

“Plant management will discuss any impact on the plant with employees and their representatives,” the statement said.

The group will place more emphasis on growing market share in the United States and China, whilst also pooling resources more with parent group Nissan.