Nissan president and CEO Carlos Ghosn on Tuesday joined more than 2,000 employees and guests at a launch event marking the start of production at the company’s new $US1.4 billion assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi. With the capacity to produce 400,000 vehicles a year, the facility will build the redesigned Quest minivan, Pathfinder Armada sport utility vehicle, Titan King Cab and Crew Cab full-size trucks, Altima sedan and a planned Infiniti sport utility vehicle.