Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.’s Powertrain Assembly Plant in Decherd, TN, launches production Aug. 2 of the 4L DOHC V-6 engine for the first U.S.-built Pathfinder SUV. The new 260-hp engine, based on Nissan’s existing VQ engine series, also will be featured in the ’05 Frontier pickup truck and ’05 Xterra SUV. The new V-6 has a longer stroke than the existing 3.5L V-6 and is specifically tuned for SUV and truck applications, Nissan says. Decherd has a capacity for 950,000 engines annually, as ...

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