According to a report by Edmunds InsideLine, Nissan will move production of the 2010 Quest and Titan, as well as the Infiniti QX56, outside the United States – a move that is sparking rumors that several Nissan models might be on the chopping block.
The Quest minivan and QX56 luxury SUV will be moved to Japan and production of the 2010 Nissan Titan pickup truck will be moved to a Chrysler production facility in Mexico. Currently all three models are manufactured at Nissan’s Canton, Mississippi plant.
Nissan spokesman Darryll Harrison said that the move is being made in order to create room for several new commercial platforms that will begin production at the Canton plant.
The move by Nissan has increased speculation about the future of all three platforms as well as Nissan’s Armada model. Motor Authority recently uncovered that the Armada (the sibling to the QX56) continues to be absent from the Japanese automakers future production list, a move that certainly hints that the model may be discontinued altogether.
[Source: Edmunds InsideLine and Motor Authority]