With a new engine assembled every 19 seconds, the production lines at Nissan’s Decherd Powertrain Plant don’t stop often or for very long. Today was an exception as the team stopped to celebrate a milestone – production of the plant’s 10 millionth engine.
The 10 millionth engine was a 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine that will be assembled into a Nissan Altima scheduled to be built at Nissan’s Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant, located about an hour away and also in Tennessee. The fuel-efficient QR 4-cylinder is the highest volume engine assembled in Decherd. In addition to Altima, which boasts best-in-class* standard highway fuel economy of 39 mpg, the QR engine powers the popular Nissan Rogue crossover. Rogue sales topped 287,000 in the U.S. in 2015, making it Nissan’s second best-selling model in America behind Altima.