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About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Nissan first came to the United States to sell vehicles in 1958 and began importing and making Datsun vehicles in the United States under the Nissan Motor Corporation in U.S.A. (NMC), name in 1960. In 1990, Nissan North America Inc. (NNA), was created to coordinate all of Nissan's various activities in North America to enhance the design, development, manufacturing, and marketing of Nissan vehicles. In 1998, the two organizations merged operations under the Nissan North America, Inc., name. Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, Nissan's North American operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing for the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Nissan North America - U.S. Manufacturing

Nissan has four manufacturing facilities in the U.S. - in Smyrna and Decherd, Tennessee, and Canton, Mississippi. Production at Nissan's Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant began in June 1983. The Smyrna plant, the highest-volume vehicle assembly plant in North America, has an annual production capacity of 640,000 vehicles and produces the Nissan Altima, Maxima, LEAF, Rogue, Pathfinder and INFINITI QX60.

The vehicle assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi, began producing vehicles in May 2003. The plant has an annual production capacity of 450,000 vehicles and produces the Nissan Altima, Frontier, TITAN, Murano and NV Cargo and Passenger Vans.

Nissan's powertrain assembly plant in Decherd, Tennessee began production in May 1997. Today the plant manufactures all engines for the complete lineup of Nissan and INFINITI vehicles produced in the U.S. The plant also forges crankshafts and cylinder block castings.

INFINITI’s powertrain assembly plant in Decherd, Tennessee, began production in June 2014. The plant assembles 2.0-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engines for the INFINITI Q50 sports sedan and Mercedes-Benz C-Class and their derivatives. The 310,000-square foot facility was developed as a collaboration between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG.