A statement released on Tuesday confirmed the luxury auto maker will terminate United Kingdom production of vehicles at the Sunderland plant, putting around 250 jobs at risk.
Nissan also recently scrapped plans to build its new X-Trail SUV in Britain amid the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, saying it had taken the decision to optimise its investments by building the next generation model in Japan.
Workers at Britain's biggest auto plant received more bad news today when Nissan's luxury Infiniti division announced that it will halt production in Sunderland within months.
Infiniti announced on Tuesday that it is pulling out of the Western European market.
"Western Europe remains the most challenging and competitive region for premium cars", Infiniti's chief spokesman, Trevor Hale, told Reuters.
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According to Autocar, Infiniti accumulated approximately 60,000 customers in Europe since it entered the market in 2008.
Globally, Infiniti intends to improve the sales experience at its dealers and boost its vehicles' residual values, some of which will be done by future-proofing the brand's portfolio. The Nissan-owned automaker said it's working to find other jobs for employees that might be affected, and once that's done, it'll focus on ending franchise agreements.
The restructuring plan "will focus the brand on its largest growth markets, specifically North America and China, while withdrawing from Western Europe", the statement said.
It said Infiniti cars would be electrified from 2021, while high-polluting diesel-powered models will be discontinued in response to strong consumer and regulatory demand for cleaner transport.
"This is all part of Infiniti's vision to become a top challenger brand in the premium segment", it said. There are 55 Infiniti retail stores in western Europe.