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Japanese concern Nissan in 2023, will leave Russia without the production of the popular car brand Datsun. This is stated in the published on may 28, the program transformation and sustainable growth of the company in 2023, RIA Novosti reported.
Announced plant closures in Spain and Indonesia and the company from South Korea. The company explained such actions as optimization of non-profit operations and excess facilities, and the need for structural reforms. In Russia, the company will focus on production of basic models.
Datsun is collected at the facilities of “AVTOVAZ”, the owners of which is the Renault-Nissan Alliance. The brand was revived in 2014, the base for it was the Russian Lada Kalina platform. In the sale went on-DO sedan and hatchback mi-DO.
The Association of European businesses (AEB) pointed out that in 2019, Russia sold a total of 22.4 thousands of new Datsun, which allowed the brand to occupy the 17th place among all automakers.
On the background of the global economic crisis associated with the pandemic coronavirus, Nissan have to go to extreme measures. The company intends to cut 20 thousand employees around the world and stop a number of factories including European. However, in the last financial year ending in March, Nissan Motor has reported a net loss of $ 6.2 billion.
Partner of Nissan Alliance, the French Renault, has also faced problems. The Minister of economy and Finance of France Bruno Le Mayor said that without government assistance the company may cease to exist.
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