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New X Trail to be built in Japan

Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:41 pm

Nissan confirms project withdrawal from the UK

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47107561

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Re: New X Trail to be built in Japan

Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:41 pm

unfortunately it makes good business sense, sales of the Xtrail are falling across Europe, so why move all the maunufcaturing and tooling half way around the world, on a vehicle that is likely ceasing production in the next few years?

Hopefully by the the time all the nonsense over Europe is sorted, they will build the replacement in the UK.

Re: New X Trail to be built in Japan

Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:35 am

I imagine it'll be because Japan now has a shiny new trade deal with the EU, whereas ours is looking a tad shaky at present. Still, at least Sunderland voted to leave, so they'll be pleased...

Re: New X Trail to be built in Japan

Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:57 am

Maybe the build quality be a bit better then.

Re: New X Trail to be built in Japan

Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:12 am

Have a 2015 X-Trail, but does not live in the UK. From what I read earlier, the X-trail was built in Japan. Quality control-"tickets" arouind in my car had Japanese letters/writing.
So I was under the impression that the Qashqai for the EU marked was built in the UK, while the X-trail - at least initially - was built in JP.

Re: New X Trail to be built in Japan

Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:07 pm

Check the vin, If it begins with S-UK, J-jp

I looked in to an Estonian online car market site and all T32 vin's begun with J
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