THE GUARDIAN: Falling diesel sales more than Brexit behind Nissan's X-Trail decision

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Release date: 3/2/2019

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Only Indian-owned Jaguar Land Rover remains of the major British-headquartered volume producers, meaning the UK is vulnerable to price competition on assembling vehicles from other countries, particularly in eastern Europe, according to Karel Williams, a professor at Manchester Business School.

“There were major issues about the attractiveness of the UK as an assembly site within the EU,” said Williams. “Brexit serves only to highlight this and the weakness of what’s left.”

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TitleFalling diesel sales more than Brexit behind Nissan's X-Trail decision
Media name/outletThe Guardian
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date3/02/19
DescriptionOnly Indian-owned Jaguar Land Rover remains of the major British-headquartered volume producers, meaning the UK is vulnerable to price competition on assembling vehicles from other countries, particularly in eastern Europe, according to Karel Williams, a professor at Manchester Business School.

“There were major issues about the attractiveness of the UK as an assembly site within the EU,” said Williams. “Brexit serves only to highlight this and the weakness of what’s left.”
URLhttps://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/feb/03/falling-diesel-sales-more-than-brexit-behind-nissans-x-trail-decision
PersonsKarel Williams