Production Begins on Infiniti QX56 in Canton, Miss.

Last night in Canton, Miss., the first Infiniti QX56 full-size, luxury sport utility vehicle rolled off the assembly line, becoming the brand's first U.S.-built product. The QX56 is the fourth vehicle to go into production at Nissan North America's assembly plant in just eight months.

Nissan's Canton plant, which has the capacity to build up to 400,000 vehicles per year, is a $1.43 billion, 3.5 million-square-foot facility situated on approximately 1,400 acres about 15 miles north of Jackson, Miss. Its next product, to be launched later this year, will be the Nissan Altima mid-size sedan, which is also produced at Nissan's award-winning Smyrna, Tenn., assembly plant.

Nissan has invested about $4 billion in its three U.S. manufacturing facilities. In addition to Canton, the Smyrna plant builds the Maxima sports sedan, Xterra compact SUV, Frontier compact trucks as well as the Altima. In Decherd, Tenn., Nissan builds engines for all U.S.-produced Nissan and Infiniti vehicles and assembles transaxles.

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