The first Nissan Maxima built outside of Japan rolls off the line today (Jan. 21) at Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.’s Smyrna, TN, plant. First-ever U.S.-built Maxima. That the restyled, ’04 Maxima will be built in the U.S. for the first time in its 21-year history is significant from more than a manufacturing standpoint, the auto maker says. Nissan for the first time designed and engineered the new flagship sedan specifically and exclusively for the North American customer. ...

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