January 22, 2004


First U.S.-produced Infiniti rolls off assembly line

Infiniti QX56
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Canton, Mississippi – The first U.S.-produced Infiniti, the new full-size QX56 luxury sport utility vehicle, rolled off the assembly line on Tuesday. The QX56 is Nissan’s luxury version of the Pathfinder Armada.

The QX56 is the fourth vehicle to go into production at Nissan North America’s assembly plant in just eight months.

Pricing for the QX56 will be announced prior to its arrival at Infiniti dealerships across the country, which is anticipated to be in early March.

Nissan’s Canton plant, which has the capacity to build up to 400,000 vehicles per year, is a $1.43 billion, 3.5 million square foot facility situated on approximately 1,400 acres about 15 miles north of Jackson, Mississippi. Its next product, to be launched later this year, will be the Nissan Altima mid-size sedan, which is also produced at Nissan’s Smyrna, Tennessee assembly plant.

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