The Japanese brand will cull more than 7.0 per cent of its global workforce, according to new reports from Japan.
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Nissan is getting ready to slash 10,000 jobs around the world, according to reports from Japan.

The plan includes the 4800 job losses announced in May and will be focused on lower-volume factories outside of Japan, according to the Japan Times. If the reports are true, losing 10,000 jobs would represent more than 7.0 per cent of the company's workforce.

Nissan is expected to announce the cuts alongside its earnings today, although a spokesperson for the company refused to comment.

The reports have put Nissan employees at the Sunderland, UK plant on edge, where around 8000 people currently build the X-Trail and Leaf, and Infiniti Q30 and QX30.

Although the next-generation X-Trail will be built in Japan and the Q30 twins are being discontinued, Nissan earlier this year said the Juke and Qashqai will continue to be built in the UK.

Behind the planned cuts? Global political unrest and the cost of developing autonomous and electric technology, along with slumping sales in Europe, Asia and North America.

Nissan is sitting on 25,350 sales year-to-date in Australia, down 14.7 per cent on 2018. The only passenger car it offers is the $49,990 before on-road costs Leaf, with the brand instead focusing on SUVs and the Navara.