Carmakers quitting Britain won’t blame Brexit – it’s not in their interest | Phillip Inman

Business leaders know that mentioning the B-word just isn’t worth the risk of souring consumer sentimentIn 2012 a wave of anti-Japanese nationalism gripped China. Angry crowds burned down Japanese-owned factories, smashed Japanese-made cars and pelted …

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Brexit: what are carmakers’ contingency plans?

From stockpiling to Nissan’s U-turn on making new model in the UK, here’s what firms are doingUK-based ​carmakers have triggered a wave of Brexit contingency plans, with Nissan the latest manufacturer to warn that uncertainty around leaving the EU is “…

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Toyota: no-deal Brexit may cost up to £10m a day in lost production

Company urges MPs to back Theresa May’s deal to avoid disruption to supply chainsToyota has said a no-deal Brexit would put production of £10m worth of cars a day at risk as it urged MPs to ratify Theresa May’s deal next week.The deputy managing direct…

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No-deal Brexit must be avoided at all costs, says Toyota president

Akio Toyoda says apprehension is growing as Brexit negotiations continueThe president of Toyota has said a no-deal Brexit should be avoided “at all costs”, in the latest intervention by a major Japanese investor in the UK economy.In comments posted on …

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No-deal Brexit must be avoided at all costs, says Toyota president

Akio Toyoda says apprehension is growing as Brexit negotiations continueThe president of Toyota has said a no-deal Brexit should be avoided “at all costs”, in the latest intervention by a major Japanese investor in the UK economy.In comments posted on …

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Car sales fall in UK with industry’s worst September since financial crisis

Consumer uncertainty, new testing rules and decline of diesel lead to 20% fall, says SMMTUK sales of new cars plunged by a fifth in September as new emissions tests caused delivery backlogs, while waning appetite for diesel cars and weaker consumer con…

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