Nissan Tech Center Teaching Employees How to Assemble New Frontier Engine

Class is officially in session at the new Nissan regional training center in Decherd, Tennessee, where manufacturing employees are learning skills needed to build engines for future Nissan vehicles.

One of its first major projects was readying employees to assemble the all-new 3.8-liter direct injection V6 engine debuting on the 2020 Nissan Frontier.

The Nissan Decherd Regional Training Center is a 21,000 square-foot facility located within the existing Nissan powertrain assembly complex. It has 13 training areas with capacity to train nearly 200 employees simultaneously in the areas of powertrain production, engineering and maintenance.

“The programs offered at the Decherd training center proved to be an integral part of bringing the all-new V6 engine to life,” said Brian Sullivan, vice president, powertrain operations, Nissan North America, Inc. “The hardworking team at Decherd Powertrain is thrilled to power the 2020 Frontier for customers.”

The 2020 Nissan Frontier, which marks the last model year of the current generation, will go on sale in spring 2020. Nissan also announced the same powertrain will be used in the all-new next generation Frontier to be assembled in Canton, Mississippi.

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