Nissan is taking a more passive-aggressive approach to Donald Trump’s recent comments about automakers moving production to Mexico.
First Ford and now Toyota, President-elect Donald Trump has been criticizing automakers for moving production to Mexico and has threatened them with a big border tax on car imports. Trump hasn’t mentioned Nissan yet, but the brand isn’t waiting around to be next on the list to be criticized.
The Japanese automaker released the above infographic, detailing just how much of its manufacturing takes place in the U.S. The company highlights its strategic investments in its U.S. operations in recent years, saying that it will continue to build quality vehicles that meet the growing needs of U.S. consumers.
Overall, 79.5 percent of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles sold in the U.S. were built in North America, an impressive statistic when taking into account that’s a total of 15-million vehicles and 10-million engines. The automaker has over 22,000 U.S. employees with $1.3 billion in annual payroll. Since 1981, Nissan has invested $11 billion into manufacturing in the U.S.
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