CANTON, Miss. (WJTV) — Nissan has launched its newly redesigned Titan pickup truck.
Gov. Phil Bryant, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and officials gathered at the Nissan assembly plant Thursday when the new truck was revealed.
“When Nissan opened the doors on its assembly plant in 2003 in Canton, it thrust Mississippi into the global spotlight. Our state’s automotive industry has grown exponentially since that time and shows no signs of slowing down,” Gov. Bryant said. “The launch of the 2016 Nissan Titan once again has the world’s eyes on our state and Nissan Canton’s hard-working employees who take pride in a job well done. I congratulate the entire Nissan team on yet another exciting milestone at the Canton facility.”
“Launching the new Titan in Canton is a testament to the quality work by Nissan’s employees there,” Lt. Gov. Reeves said. “In Mississippi, elected leaders are working to create an environment that supports innovation in the private sector and prepare a workforce ready for the jobs of tomorrow. I appreciate Nissan’s commitment to Mississippi and congratulate their team on today’s announcement.”
The 2016 Titan made its debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mich., and will go on sale in the U.S. and Canada beginning in late 2015. The new body style positions the truck between the traditional heavy-duty and light-duty segments.
“The rollout of the 2016 Nissan Titan is a strong testament to Nissan’s leading innovation coupled with the quality workmanship of the Nissan Canton team,” said MDA Executive
Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “Nissan is a valued business partner to the state of Mississippi, providing thousands of Mississippians with exceptional career opportunities. All of us at MDA congratulate the Nissan Canton team on this exciting occasion.”