Nissan Motor Co.'s U.S. vehicle development arm, Nissan Technical Center North America Inc., announced on Wednesday a $38.8 million expansion of its research and engineering campus.
The construction in Farmington Hills, Mich., will include a 78,000-square-foot engineering building, a 12,700-square-foot design studio and a 10,000-square-foot test center.
The engineering building is expected to be complete by the end of 2003.
Employees there will be responsible for engineering of the Altima sedan, Xterra sport-utility and Frontier pickup. Engineers there also will work on a new minivan, full-sized pickup and full-sized sport-utility, all scheduled for introduction in the United States next year.
Nissan's existing 374,000-square-foot building, which has office space and design and testing areas, will remain on the Farmington Hills campus. More than 260 jobs will be created by 2004. About 550 people work at the campus.