On Nafta Nissan Us Chief Says Were Heavily American


DETROIT – Nissan Motor Co Ltd’s (7201.T) North American division chief said on Tuesday that the Japanese automaker is awaiting details of the U.S.-Mexican trade agreement but is confident it can comply with its rules because it assembles around 1 million vehicles annually in the United States.

“We are not just importing cars from abroad… we are very, very, very heavily American,” Denis Le Vot told Reuters during a visit to Detroit. “We have all the basics here; we’re producing locally with local steel and local content.”

Nissan makes a range of vehicles at plants in Smyrna, Tennessee, and Canton, Mississippi, including its popular Rogue crossover, Titan pickup trucks and the Altima midsize sedan. Nissan also builds a number of vehicles in Mexico, including the Sentra and Versa sedans.

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