Nissan statement

Nissan has released a statement after its chief executive said he would "reconsider" the car maker's future in the UK if it left the European Union.

“As a global company we always want to ensure that our business has the opportunity to operate as freely as possible in markets around the world. The whole of Europe is a vital market to Nissan and we also recognise how important theUK market is and must remain, so we will support future policy decisions to continue to support that success.”

– Nissan Statement

The new Qashqai model will be built at Nissan's Sunderland site, which employs 6,500 workers.

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Nissan EU warning

The head of Nissan has said he would "reconsider" the car maker's future in the UK if it left the European Union.