Nissan has completed its four-year programme called Shift-Mercosur begun in 2006 which included six new model launches. In that time it began importing the Murano crossover from Japan; the Tiida hatch and the new Sentra saloon from Mexico (thanks to a free trade deal with that country); and started local production of the new Frontier pick-up (dropping the XTerra and the old Frontier) and the Livina and Grand Livina minivans at alliance partner Renault's plant in the state of Paraná.