Nissan Marks 10 Million Vehicles Built in Smyrna

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

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.

10 Million Vehicles Have Rolled Off the Assembly Line Since 1983.

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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Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="">Google+</A>.

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