>> Monday, March 30, 2009
Nissan’s new NV2500 concept hints at what Nissan’s first commercial-vehicle market will look like when it enters the North American market in 2010. According to Motor Trend, production will take place at Nissan’s Canton Mississippi plant where the Quest minivan and Armada and Infiniti QX56 SUVs are built.
Sources say that the three vehicles are likely to be phased out when the NV2500 enters production for the 2011 model year. No confirmation has been made by Nissan as of yet, but it is unclear whether Nissan will move the models to another facility, replace them with Japanese models or phase them out altogether.
All three vehicles have taken a major hit this year. November sales of the Armada SUV dropped 70.5 percent in November - down 49.1 percent so far this year. The Infiniti QX56 was down 53.3 percent in November and down 33.6 percent in 2008. Quest is doing the worst out of all three models down 81.3 percent in November and down 33.3 percent this year.