Aug 10, 2007
Nissan produces three-millionth Altima
2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 S; photo by Chris Chase. Click image to enlarge
Smyrna, Tennessee – Fifteen years after the first Altima rolled off the assembly line at Nissan’s Smyrna, Tennessee plant, the company has produced its three millionth vehicle. The Altima Sedan is currently Nissan’s best-selling nameplate.
“The Altima plays an important role in Nissan’s line-up, and we put a lot of discipline and skill into building each one,” said Greg Daniels, senior vice-president, U.S. manufacturing. “The Altima provides our customers a lot of value for the money, and we’re committed to providing them with a high level of quality as well.”
Altima models are assembled at two U.S. plants, in Smyrna and in Canton, Mississippi. The Smyrna plant produces about 750 Altimas per day, the Canton Plant about 600; in addition, the Smyrna plant makes the Frontier, Pathfinder, Xterra and Maxima, while the Canton plant produces the Titan, Armada, Quest and Infiniti QX56. The Smyrna plant also produces all the Altimas exported outside the U.S., including those sold to Canada and Mexico.
Nissan has been assembling vehicles in the U.S. since June 1983, and in July 2007 produced its nine-millionth American-produced vehicle.