Rogue (Nissan)

Sep 30, 2021

On September 29, Nissan announced an expansion of its Michigan-based engineering center, Nissan Technical Center North America (NTCNA), with the addition of a state-of-the-art Safety Advancement Lab for vehicle safety testing.
This expansion, totaling over USD 40 million, brings Nissan’s overall investment in Farmington Hills to more than USD 310 million since opening in 1991.
The new Safety Advancement Lab is outfitted to evaluate the integrity of high-voltage EV batteries, using more than a decade of best practices to drive Nissan toward that electrified future.
The Safety Advancement Lab expansion provides Nissan the onsite capability to conduct full vehicle crash testing, with 48 different passive safety crash test simulations; vehicle certification; advanced development testing and benchmarking.
The 116,000-sq.-ft. facility is equipped with high-speed photography systems, data acquisition equipment, a precise vehicle tow system, a test dummy calibration lab, space for preparing vehicles and a pedestrian safety lab.
Nissan Technical Center North America (NTCNA) currently serves as the main campus for Nissan Motor Company’s Research and Development in the Americas with more than 1,200 employees performing production engineering, research and testing, purchasing, quality and administration operations.
NTCNA currently develops Nissan and INFINITI U.S.-market vehicles including Altima, Frontier, LEAF, Rogue, Sentra, Maxima, Pathfinder, Murano, TITAN, Versa and QX60.

(Nissan press release on September 29, 2021)

Sep 01, 2021

On August 27, Nissan announced that its plant in Smyrna, Tennessee will remain idled for an additional two weeks as it continues to feel the effect of a coronavirus outbreak at a semiconductor supplier plant in Malaysia.
Announced first on August 10, the Smyrna plant had previously been closed through August 30, but will now be closed through September 12, affecting production of the Nissan Rogue and Pathfinder and Infiniti QX60 models.
In addition, Nissan's plants in Aguascalientes, Mexico will be idled through September 5, impacting the Versa, Kicks and Sentra models.
Nissan said in a letter to dealers that it expects U.S. production to be cut by about 36% in September.
(multiple sources on August 27, 2021)
Keyword: plant operating status

Aug 27, 2021

Magna International Inc. announced that its new plant in Sunderland, England, has begun production of lightweight, thermoplastic liftgate modules. The liftgate modules produced at the new Sunderland plant will be used in the third-generation Nissan Qashqai. The new facility employs approximately 280 workers and includes technologies such as robotic adhesive bonding cells, advanced vision systems and ultrasonic leak testing. Magna’s thermoplastic liftgate on the Nissan Qashqai is lighter than the previous generation’s steel liftgate. The shift towards thermoplastic systems helps automakers in their goals of reducing weight to improve fuel economy. Magna will deliver the liftgates to Nissan’s neighboring assembly plant in Sunderland. Magna also produces thermoplastic liftgates for the Qashqai’s North American sister platform, the 2022 Nissan Rogue. (From a press release on August 26, 2021)

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