Nissan begins producing new Pathfinder at Tennessee plant

Nissan Pathfinder

SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) -- Nissan has started producing its new Pathfinder at an assembly plant in Tennessee.

A company news release says the first 2022 Pathfinder rolled off the assembly line last week at the facility in Smyrna with nearly 7,000 employees.

The Pathfinder has been assembled at the Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant since 2004.

The engine for the SUV is assembled at the Nissan Decherd Powertrain Plant in Decherd, Tennessee.

The Pathfinder will be available in dealer showrooms in the U.S. and Canada starting this summer.

The Nissan plant opened in Smyrna in 1983. It currently produces about a half-dozen vehicle models.