Nissan forced to shut UK production line owing to supply delays

Temporary shutdown at Sunderland plant caused by disruption to supply chain during pandemic

Nissan has been forced to shut one of the two production lines at its Sunderland factory as the Japanese carmaker faced delays in supplies caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The UK’s biggest car factory has paused production of its Qashqai crossover SUV and its electric Leaf car, with the aim of restarting on Monday. The factory also produces the Juke model.

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