Good News For US Auto Industry
We told you in a previous post about Toyota shutting down their North American plants. Now there’s word that Nissan will be moving production of it’s Infinity SUV to the US along with production of it’s electric car, the Nissan Leaf. After hearing about the news of Toyota halting production in it’s North American plants, it’s comforting to know that there are jobs actually coming in to the US. Nissan is Japan’s second largest auto manufcaturer. Nissan decided to bring production of it’s Infinity to the USA due to the Earthquake tragedy in Japan. They announced at the New York Auto Show that they intend to eventually bring production up to 85 percent in the Americas. Much of the manufacturing will occur in it’s Smyrna, TN and Canton, MS plants. All these jobs coming to the US means more autos going up on Auto Lifts to be serviced.
In other Nissan news, production of it’s electric car, the Nissan Leaf has started slow in part, due to the eathquake, but they now have their first shipment of Leafs headed to the USA now. There are 127 Leafs headed to the USA as this is being written with many more scheduled for production. The Leaf won the 2011 World Car Of The Year Award. All the major auto manufacturers are dipping their toe into the waters of “Green” automobiles. We expect many more to come.