Japanese carmaker Nissan is likely to cancel plans to manufacture its X-Trail model in Sunderland, Britain, Sky News reported on Saturday.
A visitor enters the Nissan Motor Co. showroom in Yokohama, Japan, on Thursday, July 27, 2017. (File Photo: VCG)
Sky News, quoting unnamed sources, said that Nissan's executives may confirm the cancellation of plans next Monday, which will cast further gloom over an already-embattled sector amid Brexit uncertainty.
"Precise details of Nissan's impending announcement were unclear this weekend," the report said. "It was likely to initially involve abandoning the X-Trail production plans which had been announced in the autumn of 2016."
Nissan employs nearly 7,000 people in Sunderland. The X-Trail production plans had been announced in the autumn of 2016.
"It was unclear this weekend whether Nissan had sought additional support from the government to prevent its U-turn on the X-Trail," Sky said.