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Join us on production line one...

Louisa Compton | 18:38 UK time, Tuesday, 19 May 2009

nissannew_812632_sunderland300.jpg On Thursday we'll be at the Nissan car plant in Sunderland looking at the state of the car industry in the UK. Victoria will be talking to one of Nissan's top bosses, Trevor Mann. Earlier this year, Nissan had to reduce production and lay off 1200 staff but Trevor thinks things are looking up and says the car scrappage scheme will help.

We'd love to hear from you during the programme. Have you been tempted to trade in your old banger to get a £2000 discount from a new car? The latest figures, released earlier this month, showed car sales fell by 24% in April compared with the same month last year. The fall is the 11th consecutive monthly decline in new car sales. Will the scrappage scheme change things?

And if you work in the car industry tell us what it's like for you. How optimistic are you about the future? Do you share Trevor Mann's view that things are going to start looking up? Or are you worried about the future of your job? Do get in touch. Email

nissan2_1114210_production_bbc300.jpg We'll also get to find out just how a car is assembled. Nissan produces 4 cars in Sunderland - Qashqai, Qashqai +2, Micra and Note. Have a look at this video on youtube to get a taste of how the Qashqai is put together.


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