Production at Nissan’s UK car plant suspended for April over coronavirus

Nissan Motor factory in Sunderland, UK

Production at Nissan’s UK factory, the country’s biggest auto plant, is suspended throughout April, maintaining a shutdown in place since mid-March as the coronavirus pandemic spreads across Europe. “During this period, most of the plant employees will be furloughed,” the company stated, referring to a government scheme covering 80% of wage costs for staff placed […]

Japanese automakers brace for US sales as coronavirus impacts clients

Toyota Motor, Nissan Motor, Honda Motor

As the U.S. auto industry braces for the biggest slump since the 2008 financial crisis because of the coronavirus crisis, analysts are counting the cost for Japan’s automakers — whose fortunes depend largely on the US, which is the world’s second-largest car market. To reflect declining U.S. demand, Goldman Sachs cut its combined operating profit estimate for […]

Mitsubishi could take Renault stake in alliance reorganization

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Mitsubishi Corp could possibly invest in Renault as part of scenarios being thought to reinforce an alliance between Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors, two sources knowledgeable with the issue said. French newspaper Les Echos reported previously on Thursday, mentioning an unnamed executive knowledgeable with the discussions and other unnamed sources, that Mitsubishi, a conglomerate with […]

Nissan to stop producing cars in Indonesia as it reorganizes production

Jakarta, Indonesia

Nissan Motor stated on Wednesday it would stop producing automobiles in Indonesia, consolidating its worldwide production in the face of declining sales which have pummeled its profitability. The decision to stop production at the West Java plant, which made its struggling Datsun compact cars, was part of a strategy for “rightsizing, production optimization and reorganizing […]

Nissan, Honda, Toyota close more plants in Europe, Asia due to coronavirus

Toyota Motor, Nissan Motor, Honda Motor

Japanese automakers on Wednesday stated they would temporarily stop more vehicle plants in Europe and Asia as coronavirus continues to spread and prompts countries to instruct non-essential businesses to postpone operations. An increasing number of global automakers have been closing plants in Europe and beyond as the COVID-19 outbreak is leading governments to impose commuting […]

Nissan halts U.S. production due to coronavirus

New Nissan Leaf EV Japan 2017

Nissan Motor has announced that it will temporarily stop production of its manufacturing facilities in the U.S. starting March 20 through April 6. The automaker is taking this action to increase containment efforts where possible around the coronavirus. Presently there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus at any Nissan facility. Areas deemed business-essential will […]

Several Renault-Nissan plants in Spain halted due to coronavirus

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Several Renault-Nissan plants in Spain have temporarily stopped production on Friday or were planning stoppages next week because of a lack of parts amid the coronavirus epidemic, company officials stated. Nissan’s two Barcelona plants stopped operations on Friday afternoon as a wheels provider was affected by a lockdown in the town of Odena nearby due […]