2013 Infiniti JX Job One, which Nissan calls “the first luxury vehicle produced in the state of Tennessee” rolled off the production line during a special ceremony at Nissan’s Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant. The seven-passenger luxury crossover is the latest addition to the Infiniti line and will go on sale nationwide in March.
The Emerald Green JX was the guest of honor at a celebration at the plant where the technicians who will build the new JX were joined by Bill Krueger, Nissan Americas Vice Chairman. Infiniti Americas Vice President Ben Poore, Susan Brennan, Vice President of Manufacturing for the Smyrna and Decherd plants and U.S. Representative Scott DesJarlais of the 4th Congressional District of Tennessee.
“We are extremely proud and honored to be building this world-class vehicle right here in Middle Tennessee,” said Brennan. “We expect the inspired design and quality craftsmanship built into every new Infiniti model that rolls off the Smyrna production lines will deliver inspired performance that is second to none.”
Along with the assembly of the new Infiniti JX in Smyrna, the 265-horspower 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engines are assembled in nearby Decherd, Tennessee.
“The luxury crossover market is the fastest growing luxury segment in America, representing a huge opportunity for Infiniti,” said Poore. “In fact, we expect JX to quickly become our second highest volume model, right behind the popular Infiniti G-line.”