Japan-based automaker Nissan Motor has expanded production capacity of the Canton plant in Mississippi, US to commence production of the Nissan Murano crossover vehicles.
Following the start of production, the manufacturer plans to export the Murano vehicles to over 100 different markets around the world.
Nissan Canton director Greg Gibb said it has brought a lot of energy to Canton - just excitement.
"A win for this vehicle will obviously be a win for Canton," Gibb said.
"We are rallying around it and we plan to have a great launch and a good vehicle for our customers."
With addition of the Murano vehicle to Canton plant, the facility will become the global production source for the crossover vehicles, resulting in addition of 500 new jobs as the plant.
Nissan plans to launch the new Murano vehicle in late 2014 and the move is expected to help the company move closer to its goal of making 85% of vehicles sold in the US in North America.
The automaker has invested over $2.6bn in the plant over the last decade.Source: http://manufacturing.automotive-business-review.com/news/nissan-to-build-murano-crossovers-at-canton-plant-in-us-300514-4281651