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Harbour report’s world best plant Nissan
Smyrna produces 3 Millionth Altima
Nissan North America produced its 3
millionth Altima today – 15 years after the first Altima rolled
off the line at the Smyrna Plant.
“The Altima plays an important role in
Nissan’s lineup, and we put a lot of discipline and skill into
building each one,” said Greg Daniels, senior vice president,
U.S. Manufacturing. “The Altima provides our customers a lot of
value for the money, and we’re committed to providing them with
a high level of quality as well.”
The Altima Sedan, currently Nissan’s
best-selling nameplate, is part of a lineup that includes the
Altima Hybrid (Hybrid Electric Vehicle) and the all-new 2008
Altima Coupe. Built on Nissan’s “D” platform, the 2008 Altima
Sedan offers dramatic exterior styling, a well-equipped interior
and a choice of the award-winning VQ-series 3.5-liter V6 or the
2.5-liter 4-cylinder backed by a 6-speed manual or Nissan’s
advanced Xtronic CVTTM (Continuously Variable Transmission).
Altima models are assembled at two Nissan
assembly plants in the U.S. – in Smyrna, Tenn., and Canton, Miss.
Smyrna Plant produces about 750 Altimas a day, and the Canton Plant
makes about 600 Altimas daily. In addition to the Altima, the Smyrna
Plant produces the Nissan Frontier truck, Nissan Pathfinder and Nissan
Xterra sport utility vehicles and the Nissan Maxima sedan. The Canton
Plant also assembles Nissan Titan full-size trucks, Nissan Armada
full-size sport utility vehicles, Nissan Quest minivans and Infiniti
QX56 full-size luxury sport utility vehicles.
Nissan Smyrna Press Shop
The Smyrna Plant also produces all the Altimas
that are exported outside the U.S. – to markets such as Canada, Mexico
or Gulf Coast Countries. Approximately 20,000 Altimas have been exported
from Smyrna in the first seven months of this year.
Last month, on July 23, Nissan’s U.S. plants
passed another milestone, producing the 9 millionth vehicle. Since
Nissan first started assembling vehicles in the United States in June
1983, the company has produced 9.02 million vehicles to date.
August 9, 2007