The first U.S.-produced Rogue rolled off the assembly line at Nissan’s Smyrna, Tenn. plant today, marking the 10-millionth vehicle to be built there.
The second-best seller for Nissan behind the Altima mid-size sedan, demand for the Rogue remains hot enough that the company plans to continue offering U.S. buyers the previous generation as the Rogue “Select.” But that version of the vehicle is built in Japan. Second generation Rogues are built in Tennessee.
Nissan says this is part of a broader strategy to build where it sells. By 2015, the company plans to build 85 percent of the vehicles it sells in North America domestically. The Altima is also built in the same facility.
Sales grew by almost 50 percent for the Rogue between 2010 and 2012, increasing from about 100,000 units to 142,000.
Fifth in a series of five redesigned models, the 2014 Rogue is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a continuously variable transmission and is priced from $23,350 including delivery.
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