BREA, CA – Suzuki Auto’s mid-size pickup truck will be produced by Nissan North America, Inc. The truck will be based on Nissan’s Frontier pickup and built at the company’s manufacturing facility in Smyrna, Tenn.

Production of the truck will begin in fall 2008. The vehicle will be marketed exclusively by Suzuki in North America.

In 2006, Suzuki and Nissan announced an agreement to expand the scope of their collaboration. The pickup is part of that agreement, which also included the supply by Suzuki to Nissan of Alto minicars in Japan.