• Production milestone serves as official kick-off of Nissan Canton Assembly Plant’s 15th year of manufacturing in Mississippi
  • Addition of second shift creates or retains 250 hourly jobs; plant has added more than 1,500 manufacturing jobs since 2013
  • Nissan to donate 4 millionth vehicle – a 2018 NV Cargo Van – to local nonprofit organization

CANTON, Miss., March 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nissan North America today celebrates production of 4 million vehicles at its Canton assembly plant, and announces the addition of a second shift that will create or retain 250 hourly jobs to support increasing demand for NV Commercial Vans. Today’s announcement came as the plant approaches the 15th anniversary of bringing vehicle manufacturing to Mississippi.

To commemorate the celebration, Nissan presented the vehicle – a 2018 NV Cargo – to Our Daily Bread Ministries, a local nonprofit organization with a mission to bring awareness to healthy eating and aid in hunger relief in the community.

“Adding a second shift for NV Van production underscores our employees’ hard work and dedication to building world class, quality vehicles for our customers,” said Steve Marsh, vice president, Manufacturing, Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant. “Supporting community organizations like Our Daily Bread Ministries is extremely important to Nissan and our investment in Central Mississippi, and we are delighted to include this donation in the celebration of our 4 millionth vehicle.”

Nissan has grown the Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant from a regional manufacturing facility to a global one, investing $3.4 billion in the facility since its opening in 2003. Nissan employs 6,400 at the Canton plant, with more than 1,500 jobs added since 2013. With an annual capacity of 450,000 vehicles, the plant currently builds the Nissan Altima, Murano, TITAN and TITAN XD, Frontier, NV Cargo Van and NV Passenger Van.

“The City of Canton congratulates Nissan on this outstanding achievement,” said Dr. William Truly, mayor of the City of Canton. “Milestones like these are not easily achieved, and we applaud the hardworking men and women of this facility who build great vehicles for the citizens of Canton and customers around the world.”

NV Commercial Vans
For 2018, both the NV Cargo and NV Passenger are available with a 375-horsepower 5.6-liter Endurance® V8 gasoline engine with a heavy-duty 7-speed automatic transmission. Both models are also offered with a fuel-efficient 261-horsepower 4.0-liter V6 with 5-speed automatic transmission.

Enhancements for 2018 include standard RearView Monitor, along with standard 5.0-inch color display audio, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®, Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant and USB connection port for iPod interface and other compatible devices, for all models and grades.

All 2018 NV Cargo and NV Passenger models come with America's Best Commercial Van Warranty1 – featuring bumper-to-bumper coverage of 5 years/100,000 miles, whichever comes first.

About Nissan North America 
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.nissanusa.com and www.infinitiusa.com, or visit the U.S. media sites nissannews.com and infinitinews.com.

Contact
Lloryn Love-Carter 
Nissan Corporate Communications 
615-585-8214
lloryn.love-carter@nissan-usa.com

1. Claim based on years/mileage (whichever occurs first) covered under the New Vehicle Limited Warranty basic coverage. Ward's Light Vehicle Segmentation: 2018 Nissan NV Cargo, NV Passenger v. in-market Large Van Class; 2018 Nissan NV200® v. in-market Small Van Class. Commercial Vans compared only. Nissan's New Vehicle Limited Warranty basic coverage excludes tires, corrosion coverage and federal and California emission performance and defect coverage. Other terms and conditions apply. See dealer for complete warranty details. NV200® Taxi is covered under a separate limited warranty with a different level of coverage.

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