SMYRNA, TN – When Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.’s Maxima sedan rolled off an American assembly line for the first time Jan. 21, it marked the beginning of a new, North American-driven manufacturing phase for the Japanese auto maker. Smyrna plant to be Nissan’s highest-volume worldwide. The midsize Maxima now shares the same platform as the Altima and is being produced at Nissan’s Smyrna, TN, facility along the same line as its higher-volume mate. Maxima’s shift to the U.S. is causing ...

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