Nissan Breaks Ground On Decherd, Tennessee Engine Plant
Nissan has broken down on an engine plant in Decherd, Tennessee. This will start producing engines by 2014 for Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti models. According to a report published in The Detroit News, 4-cylinder engines will be produced here. Mercedes-Benz will make use of this engine for C-Class that will be built in Daimler’s Tuscaloosa, Ala. plant.
“This is the newest milestone in our pragmatic collaboration and our most significant project outside of Europe so far,” said Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn in a January press release. “Localized capacity reduces exposure to foreign exchange rates while rapidly enabling a good business development in North America – a win-win for the Alliance and Daimler.”
Daimler and Nissan entered into partnership in 2010.