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Published on December 4th, 2020 | by Amirul Mukminin

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Nissan Rogue Marks 14 Millionth Vehicle Built at Smyrna Plant

The all-new Nissan Rogue becomes the 14 millionth vehicle to roll of the automaker’s Smyrna assembly plant located in Tennessee. The plant, which is Nissan’s first in the United States, began operation in 1983. Today, it handles assembly of five other models, namely the Murano, Pathfinder, LEAF, Maxima and Infiniti QX60.

The Rogue, essentially the North American-market version of the X-Trail, has been assembled here since 2013, with more than 1.1 million units churned out to date.

Now in its third generation, the Rogue features a more premium look, highlighted by the new multi-level LED headlights and the latest iteration of the V-motion grille. The interior has also been given a much-needed revamp with a 9-inch display infotainment display and 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster headlining the equipment list.

Under the hood, there’s a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine churning out 181 hp and 245 Nm of torque, 11 hp and 8 Nm more than previously. The engine receives several upgrades, which include mirror bore coating, a variable displacement oil pump, an integrated exhaust manifold and e-VTC intake valve.

Also equipped is Nissan’s ProPILOT Assist that has been enhanced with next-generation radar and camera technology to provide smoother braking, better steering assist feel and improved detection performance when other vehicles cut into the lane.

Thus far, there is no news from Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) regarding the arrival of the new X-Trail but we’re positive the company is working to get the SUV here to replace the current model, which has been in the Malaysian market since January 2015.

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PRESS RELEASE

Employees completed assembly of an all-new 2021 Nissan Rogue in Scarlet Ember Tincoat at the Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant — the 14 millionth vehicle to roll off the lines at the automaker’s first U.S. plant. Nissan Smyrna is the highest-volume vehicle assembly plant in North America annually since 2014.

“Since the first vehicle, a white Nissan pickup truck, rolled off the line in 1983, 14 million high-quality vehicles have been assembled for customers in America and around the world,” said Jeff Younginer, vice president of manufacturing, Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant. “This milestone not only underscores the success of our vehicles but the dedication and capability of more than 7,000 hardworking men and women who walk through these doors every day.”

Nissan Smyrna currently assembles six models: Rogue, Murano, Pathfinder, LEAF, Maxima and INFINITI QX60. The facility has been home to the Rogue since 2013, with more than 1.1 million assembled to date. The Rogue assembly line ranked in the top five in quality performance among North American manufacturing facilities in the 2020 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS).

The all-new Nissan Rogue is now available at dealers throughout the U.S. It is the first of six new Nissan models for the U.S. that will be offered by the end of 2021, giving the company one of the freshest lineups among key competitors.

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