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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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In or out of the EU, this would have likely happened anyway thanks to the free trade deal. What's a far bigger factor however is the death of diesel motors that's currently taking place. There's a hammer blow that's about to land across Europe and the Germans will be most exposed. It's not just the car manufacturers but the thousands of sub-suppliers that will be affected.


Falling diesel sales more than Brexit behind Nissan's X-Trail decision
and I call bollocks on that! a new model mean new tooling and production line at that factory which means a huge investment, to make a new car costs hundreds of millions of pounds, so you would only invest that kind of money in a factory you intended to keep running. So for sunderland its looking very bad indeed, once nissan end of life the current range where does that leave them?

Now the incentive to build isn't there they are moving on, ok yesterday they said they would be build in Japan, but I wouldn't be at all surprised if in a couple of months they announce they will be built in eastern europe, they have a plant in russia as well as multiple plants in spain, an of course could use renault factories, eg dacia in romania.
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