DECHERD, Tenn. – With a new engine fabricated each 19 seconds, a prolongation lines during Nissan’s Decherd Powertrain Plant don’t stop mostly or for really long. Today was an difference as a group stopped to applaud a miracle – prolongation of a plant’s 10 millionth engine.
The 10 millionth engine was a 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine that will be fabricated into a Nissan Altima scheduled to be built during Nissan’s Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant, located about an hour divided and also in Tennessee. The fuel-efficient QR 4-cylinder is a top volume engine fabricated in Decherd. In further to Altima, that boasts best-in-class* customary highway fuel economy of 39 mpg, a QR engine powers a renouned Nissan Rogue crossover. Rogue sales surfaced 287,000 in a U.S. in 2015, creation it Nissan’s second best-selling indication in America behind Altima.
Nissan began powertrain public in Decherd in 1997. Today, a workforce of some-more than 1,600 manufactures 4-, 6- and 8-cylinder engines, as good as eMotors, for a finish lineup of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles built in a U.S. The plant also houses crankshaft forging and cylinder retard casting operations, creation it one of a many formidable powertrain comforts in America.
“Producing 10 million engines is a large series for any plant, though attack this miracle in reduction than 19 years is a genuine covenant to a strength and loyalty of a workforce,” pronounced Gary Edwards, clamp boss of Nissan’s U.S. Powertrain Operations and Battery Plant. “I’m unapproachable of a team, a high-quality engines we build and a critical grant we have done to Nissan’s success in North America.”
In 2015, a Nissan Decherd Powertrain Plant constructed 964,000 engines, including eMotors. By comparison, a plant fabricated 162,000 engines in 1998 during a initial full year of operation.
In further to a QR 4-cylinder, Nissan Decherd also builds award-winning VQ 6-cylinder engines for a Nissan lineup that includes a Altima, Maxima, Pathfinder, Frontier, Murano, NV Cargo and Passenger vans, as good as a Infiniti QX60. The plant’s absolute ZH 8-cylinder engine supports prolongation of Nissan’s TITAN full-size pickup, Patrol full-size SUV (sold overseas) and NV Cargo and Passenger vans.
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*EPA Fuel Economy Estimate 39 mpg Highway for 2.5, 2.5 S, 2.5 SV and 2.5 SL. Actual mileage might change with pushing conditions – use for comparison only.