CANTON, Miss. (WJTV) – On Thursday, leaders with Canton Nissan announced a new truck will roll off at the assembly. They unveiled the new 2022 Frontier.
According to leaders, the truck was difficult to manufacture due to the coronavirus pandemic and the recent computer chip shortage.
“We’ve definitely had to work through the chip shortage. Luckily, we were able to secure enough chips to build out the last Frontier and get the proper parts to build this one,” said Tim Fallon, Vice President of Manufacturing for Canton Nissan.
Some of the new features include driver-assistance technology, automatic high-beams and automatic emergency braking.
The Canton facility is one of just four Nissan manufacturing plants in the United States, which is something that Governor Tate Reeves and Canton Mayor Dr. William Truly take pride in.
“Many states gave up on manufacturing 20 years ago in this nation. Mississippi did not. Not only did we not give up on it, we invested in it,” stated Reeves.
“As the mayor of the City of Canton, I am so proud that Nissan is here. I am so proud of the work that it has done. I am so proud of the work that it is going to do,” said Truly.
The 2022 Nissan Frontier is expected to be available on the market nationwide in Fall 2021.