Nissan Motor wants to cut 160 jobs at a plant in Spain’s northeastern Catalan region, Reuters said, citing the La Vanguardia newspaper.


The news agency noted that, under Spanish employment law, the firm has to seek permission from the regional government to cut the posts.


Nissan reportedly has previously said the plant, which employs around 3,600 people, was uncompetitive and needed to cut production costs by some 31%.


According to Reuters, the plant makes the firm’s Terrano all-terrain vehicle, a people carrier and a van, producing around 100,000 units annually.


Nissan has two other factories in Spain and employs some 6,000 people in the country, the report added.