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Nissan will increase production in the Americas

- Nissan announces changes to its procurement methods to increase local production in the Americas

- The Smyrna plant will produce three new vehicles, including luxury crossover model has three rows Infiniti JX; the Xterra and Frontier vehicles, products Smyrna, will be manufactured in Canton, Mississippi -

Under the International Motor Show in New York, Nissan Americas today announced the 2015 procurement plans for five new vehicles that will expand its range of vehicles produced in the Americas more than 85% here compared to 69% at the present time. In total, the changes announced today will result in an increase of more than 50% of the local production of Nissan in the Americas, with a total of over 1.7 million vehicles in the next year, compared to 1, 1 million in 2010.

Production vehicle has three rows crossover Infiniti JX will be effected at the factory Nissan Smyrna, Tennessee. To facilitate the addition of this new vehicle has the Infiniti range has produced Smyrna, the company will transfer production of its models Xterra SUV and Frontier pickup trucks, currently has factories Smyrna, has its plant in Canton, Mississippi. The vehicle Infiniti JX, the same as the Rogue and the Nissan LEAF next generation ads previously, are three models in addition to the fan product of the middle Tennessee plant.

The Infiniti JX, the model 2013 will be for sale in the spring of 2012, aimed at expanding the profile of the brand in the Americas. The concept version will be presented at the event Concours d'Elegance at Pebble Beach in August, and the models of series will lances global scale under the Motor Show 2011 Los Angeles in November. This is the first Infiniti vehicle will be manufactured in Smyrna.

"By 2015, 85% of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles we sell in the Americas will Assembled here, which represents an increase from the current local production rate of 69%," has said Carlos Tavares, Chairman of the Board of Nissan Americas. "Plans announcements today attest to the progress of our goals location of production in the world, particularly in the Americas. Our desire to reach a balance and ensure the flexibility of all our activities is essential to support our growth plans, and, as in this region on the international map. "

As we announced in January, the production of the next generation Rogue will begin in Smyrna by 2013, while production of the Nissan LEAF will be launched by the end of 2012. Moreover, always Smyrna, the work carried out in the adjacent modern plant continue to grow; at the beginning of 2012, Nissan will manufacture the lithium-ion fueling the Nissan LEAF. Canton, or Nissan currently produces the Altima, Armada SUV and Titan pickup, the Xterra and Frontier vehicles are the most recent additions to the product range, which also includes the NV commercial van, recently-added.

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