Like some other car factories, such as Ferrari Ford, Fiat, PSA and Lamborghini – Nissan has now temporarily closed its factory here in the UK, the factory in Sunderland is responsible for producing the all-electric Leaf, Qashqai and the Juke and employees around 7,000 members of staff.

“The company is following all advice from national governments and has implemented a range of measures to ensure the welfare of employees and communities. Additionally, Nissan is ready to support any initiatives where its manufacturing and engineering expertise can be useful. In Nissan Sunderland Plant, vehicle production stopped earlier today (March 17th) and has now been suspended until the end of this week. We will continue to monitor the situation.”


The factory has been temporarily closed due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.