2013 Infiniti JX will be built at Nissan’s assembly plant in Smyrna, Tenn

Article by Christian A., on April 19, 2011

As part of Nissan Motor Co.’s new goal to lessen its exposure to the yen, the Infiniti JX crossover, its new seven-passenger model revealed earlier this week, will be produced in its assembly plant in Smyrna, Tenn., Nissan Americas’ chairman disclosed this morning. Carlos Tavares seeks to reduce the exposure of Nissan and Infiniti products to Japan’s rising yen and instead to use dollars.

However, this goal will require Nissan to shift some of its products around. In addition, Tavares also aims to buy its components generally from North American suppliers.

The company’s Smyrna plant already had a full plate of cars to manufacture, and the JX will be the third new product planned for the facility.

In addition, it was announced in January that Smyrna will take over the production of the Nissan Rogue crossover, beginning with a new version in 2013. Furthermore, the company is currently undertaking a $1.4 billion project in the plant to build the electric Nissan Leaf and its lithium-ion battery modules.

For the Leaf and Rogue alone, Nissan is claiming 300,000 units of production capacity at Smyrna. As for the Infiniti, the company has not disclosed what sales volume it expects.

Moreover, Nissan will transfer two other models at Smyrna to its factory in Canton, Miss., beginning 2012, according to Tavares during the New York motor show Wednesday morning.

These two models are the Xterra SUV and the Frontier compact pickup. By 2013, when the transfer is complete, the company will build six vehicle models at each factory with Canton producing the NV commercial van, Altima, Armada SUV, Frontier, Titan pickup, and Xterra, and Smyrna producing Infiniti JX, Rogue, Leaf, Maxima, Altima, and Pathfinder.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

McLaren has already shown some interest in electrifying their models. And initially, we thought that they will just use hybrid systems to use across their current lineup. Nevertheless, we have...
by - August 19, 2017
Fifty years after its glorious victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ford launches the 2018 Ford GT ’67 Heritage Edition at the 2017 Monterey Car Week. The red...
by - August 18, 2017
Hyundai has recently unveiled an unnamed pre-production model of its new fuel cell SUV. We don’t know what to call this model just yet, but sources say that this model...
by - August 18, 2017
This weekend at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the BMW Z4 Concept will make its first public appearance. The good news is that we will finally have a real...
by - August 18, 2017
While Honda’s new 2018 HR-V will be rolling out at the dealerships with just a few updates, the company is certainly not giving up its spot as the best-selling vehicle...
by - August 18, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries