Nissan is adding 900 manufacturing jobs to the Smyrna, Tenn. Vehicle Assembly Plant, and the Nissan Rogue will now be built in America.
The announcement came at Nissan’s 30-year anniversary celebration in the United States.
The new Nissan Rogue will be produced in the United States for the first time.
“Our investment creates hundreds of new jobs and underscores Nissan’s longtime commitment to our employees and expanding operations around the country,” said Senior Vice President of Manufacturing Bill Krueger. “Our dedicated workforce in the United States continues to build high-quality vehicles, such as the Altima, Pathfinder and LEAF, which are driving growth with sales up a combined 70 percent in May.”
The 2013 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year Award short list has been released. These lists of cars and trucks have been edited down from a long list of 45 vehicles that we detailed back in August.
Ford has the most vehicles on this year’s short list, with 3 combined. Nissan’s most innovated year ever is off to a great start, as they have two vehicles in the running.
Soon enough the jurors will edit this list down further to three finalists that will be announced at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2013.