Nissan Brings Murano Production to U.S.
For the first time, Nissan will produce the Murano crossover on U.S. soil. Production of the 2015 Murano will begin this fall at Nissan's Canton, Miss. plant. According to Nissan, the Mississippi plant will serve as a global source for Murano production. Nissan will be able to export the Murano to over 100 markets around the world at this location. So far, Nissan has invested more than $2.6 billion in the plant and will add 500 new jobs. The plant will now employ more than 6,000 employees for the first time in its history. "The addition of Murano to our portfolio, coupled with the continued growth and success of the Canton plant, will move us even closer to our goal to build more than 85 percent of the vehicles we sell in the U.S. right here in North America," said John Martin, senior vice president for Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management and Purchasing with Nissan North America. The redesigned 2015 Nissan Murano comes with a more user friendly control center, NASA-inspired zero gravity seats, and an optional 8.0-inch touchscreen with navigation. It features a 3.5-liter V-6 engine rated at 260 horsepower and receives aerodynamic improvements and other tweaks to boost fuel economy. According to Nissan, the new Murano will be "the most technically advanced vehicle ever built in Canton." Along with the Murano, the Canton plant also produces the Xterra, Frontier, Titan, and Armada models. Source: Nissan
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