By 2015, 85% of the Nissan and Infiniti models sold in the U.S. will be produced in North America, up from about 67%, said Carla Bailo, senior vice president of research and development for Nissan Americas.

That translates into more North American (and hopefully more US) jobs. It also means faster arrival times for dealers, which should mean a better product mix for Nissan customers.

Nissan isn’t doing this out of the goodness of their heart, of course. This is mostly in response to the continuing strength of the yen, which is causing many Japanese-built products to become money losers when sold in the US.

Published on August 13, 2012 in Linked List


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