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The first unit of the new-gen Nissan Murano has recently rolled off the production line in the United States, at the Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Mississippi.

The Japanese based automaker Nissan has recently announced the production start of the new generation Murano in the United States. The first unit of the model has recently rolled off the production line at the Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Mississippi, United States, marking the first time the model has been produced in the country. In order to support the Murano production, the car manufacturer has added 1,300 jobs to Canton which include nearly 400 supplier jobs.

The production of the Nissan Murano in the United States is part of the company’s strategy to build where it sells and it is also part of the goal of having 85 percent of the vehicles sold in the United States produced locally, by 2015. Nissan has invested almost 2.8 billion in the plant and with the addition of the new jobs, this has grown to support more than 6,000 manufacturing jobs. The Nissan Murano is the eighth model currently produced at the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant. This is produced on the same line as the Frontier, Xterra, Titan and Armada.