IWAKI, Japan – Like a fine wine, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.’s Iwaki plant, home of the award-winning VQ V-6 engine, gets better with each passing year. Although improvements are not reflected in production numbers, down 5% last year due to softer demand for such Nissan models as the Murano, Fuga and 350Z, the plant installed a range of new, state-of-the-art processes with the introduction of the VQ35HR. Included are new block- and head-machining lines incorporating the flexible Nissan ...

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