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Nissan moving Murano production to Canton, Miss. plant for 2014

The next generation of the Nissan Murano will be built at the company's Canton, Mississippi plant rather than Japan, the company has announced in a new video.


The current Nissan Murano is built in Japan, but the company has announced that for the all-new 2014 model year, the next-generation Murano will be coming to America and become the eighth vehicle in the company's lineup to be built at the Canton, Mississippi plant.

The Canton plant is celebrating ten years of operations this year and the addition of the Murano to its future lineup is a great bonus to those celebrations. The plant already produces some of the company's best-selling vehicles, including the Altima, Armada, Xterra and others.

"As we look back on ten years of manufacturing in Canton, it's become clear throughout the Nissan network that 'Made in Mississippi' is a stamp of quality and great people," said Bill Krueger, vice chairman of Nissan Americas."With the addition of this new model in Canton, Nissan is well on its way toward meeting our goal to manufacture 85 percent of the vehicles we sell in the U.S. right here in North America."

The 2014 model year will mark the Murano's latest major upgrade since its introduction in 2002. It's become the company's flagship crossover and is growing in popularity in North America. The styling cues in the new design are said to indicate the next look for all crossovers and small SUVs in the Nissan lineup. Pictured here is the current Murano, the new 2014 design will debut at NAIAS next week.

Video of the announcement was released Friday:

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Reference: Nissan News