Nissan has confirmed that it has kicked off production of the all-new 2016 Nissan Maxima at its Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant in Tennessee. The launch of production was celebrated by Gov. Bill Haslam, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander and Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd.
“When Nissan came to Tennessee more than 30 years ago, there were almost no auto jobs in the state,” said Alexander. “Three decades later, about one-third of our manufacturing jobs are auto related, auto suppliers have located in 80 counties, and our family incomes are higher. I want to thank Nissan for providing opportunities for thousands of talented Tennesseans.”
The first U.S.-built Maxima was produced at the Smyrna plant in January 2003. Since then, Nissan has rolled out 800,000 Maxima units at the plant. 60,000 of those were shipped to markets worldwide.
The 2016 Nissan Maxima is powered by 3.5 liter V6 engine making 300 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque. Sales will start later this year with prices starting at $32,410 for the Maxima S (prices may vary based on options and delivery fees)