Today, June 7th, Nissan and its Canton employees celebrated the first fifth-generation Altima which rolled off the assembly line.
In 2005 the Canton Vehicle Assembly Facility started production of the Altima, reaching 1.1 million units of this award-winning model. Currently the plant builds the Altima in three shifts and the Altima ‘Job 1’ is the latest manufacturing achievement at this plant. Canton is also known as a global center of excellence for Nissan’s body-on-frame truck production. By the end of this year Nissan will shift production of its Frontier midsize pick-up truck and the Xterra SUV from Nissan’s Smyrna, Tenn., plant, to Canton.
“Today’s successful start of production of the Nissan Altima, our top-selling vehicle, only can happen because of the support of our dedicated workforce in Canton,” said Bill Krueger, vice chairman, Nissan Americas. “The Canton team builds among the highest-quality vehicles in the industry, and we are looking forward to bringing their production expertise to the next generation of this award-winning car.”
Besides its strong reputation for reliability and quality, the 2013 Altima also offers new levels of fuel efficiency, premium style, innovation and dynamic performance. The Altima was also certified as with a best-in-segment fuel economy of 38 mpg highway. Dealers will receive the new Altima beginning this week, at the retail price of $21,500.