Angular Front Exterior View - 2009 Nissan Quest 4-door SEnlarge Photo
Large SUVs and minivans have fallen on the hardest of times in the industry's late downturn, and casualties of the recession mount daily.
Nissan today confirmed in an email to TheCarConnection that it would be bringing U.S. production of the Quest minivan to an end later this year, and will not sell a 2010 edition of the van.
The replacement for the Quest will be imported from Japan at an undisclosed date, a Nissan spokesman said.
The replacement for the Quest will be built in Nissan’s Kyushu plant alongside the next-generation Infiniti QX56, which will also be ending production at Nissan’s Canton, Mississippi plant--the same site where the Quest is built--later this year.
Instead, Nissan plans to use the Canton site for production of a new range of commercial vehicles.