December 4, 2006

Nissan announces second Versa plant

Nashville, Tennessee – Nissan has announced that its plant in Cuernavaca, Mexico will begin manufacturing and exporting the Versa to the U.S. in the spring, becoming the second North American production source for the vehicle. The car is currently produced in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

Production will begin in Cuernavaca in March on the plant’s new flexible production line, with export starting in April. The production will result in the addition of about 1,500 jobs, bringing the total plant employment to nearly 3,500 people.

The Cuernavaca plant, located 50 miles south of Mexico City, became Nissan’s first wholly-owned overseas manufacturing facility when it opened in 1966. It currently produces the Tsuru and D21 trucks for the Mexican market.

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