Nissan celebrated the production of 5 million vehicles at its Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant. According to the automaker, this milestone represents nearly 20 years of Nissan manufacturing in Mississippi and paves the path for electric vehicle production, part of the company's long-term vision – Nissan Ambition 2030.
The 5-millionth vehicle off the assembly line was a Nissan Frontier. Nissan started production earlier this year for the 2023 model which features a starting MSRP under $30,000. The 4-millionth vehicle was announced back in 2018.
Building Millions of Trucks, One at a Time
For nearly two decades, employees at Nissan Canton have assembled high-quality, award-winning vehicles. The plant's opening in 2003 brought automotive manufacturing to Mississippi for the first time, and has since contributed to the state's economic development. While its history is rich, the team looks toward future transformation – one that will bring two all-new, all-electric models to the U.S. market.
"This week, the Canton team celebrated a major milestone for our plant, demonstrating how far we've come since establishing vehicle manufacturing in Mississippi," said David Sliger, vice president, Manufacturing, Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant. "The power of Nissan Canton is rooted in its employees, who will take us to new heights – continuing to drive the EV revolution for our company."
The plant has become a central institution in Mississippi, creating more than 25,000 jobs statewide, contributing more than $20 million to local nonprofit organizations and logging 12,000 volunteer hours to build stronger communities. In the U.S., Nissan's manufacturing footprint spans the country with nearly 15,000 employees, more than 400 parts and supplier partners and 11 parts distribution centers. Collectively, the team has produced more than 19 million vehicles and 13 million engines.
Earlier this year, Nissan announced updates and pricing for the 2023 Nissan Titan, which is also assembled at the Cantoon Vehicle Assembly Plant.
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