Posted Aug 10th 2012 6:01PM
Nissan is determined to grab eight per cent of global market share by 2016, and is investing heavily in its North American facilities to make that happen. After a US$5.2 billion cash infusion, Nissan will grow by 9,000 jobs, expand capacity by 425,000 vehicles and 200,000 lithium-ion batteries.
With its existing NA plants, Nissan already produces all its core models. But by 2015, the company plans to build at its North American plants 85% of all Nissan and Infiniti models sold in the U.S. and Canada. Nissan's Smyrna, Tenn. plant will soon add the Leaf and Rogue to its lineup and the Canton, Miss. plant will add the Sentra to its truck production.