Nissan Motor Company

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Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Native name
Nissan Jidōsha Kabushiki-gaisha
Company typePublic (K.K.)
Founded26 December 1933; 90 years ago (1933-12-26) (under Nissan Group)[1][2]
Area served
Key people
ProductsAutomobiles, luxury vehicles, commercial vehicles, outboard motors, forklift trucks
Production output
Increase 5,556,241 units (2016)[4]
RevenueIncrease ¥11.38 trillion (FY2014)[5]
Increase ¥589.6 billion (FY2014)[5]
Increase ¥457.6 billion (FY2014)[5]
Total assetsIncrease ¥17.04 trillion (FY2014)[5]
Total equityIncrease ¥5.07 trillion (FY2014)[5]
OwnerRenault S.A. (43.4%)
Number of employees
142,925 (consolidated, March, 2014)[6]

Nissan (In Japanese: 日産自動車株式会社; Nissan Jidōsha Kabushikigaisha) is a company from Japan that makes vehicles, including automobiles, trucks, and buses. In the United States it was previously called Datsun.

Nissan makes cars under its own name, while its luxury cars have the brand Infiniti. In 1999, it made a partnership with Renault of France, and was joined by Mitsubishi Motors in 2016.[7]

Vehicles[change | change source]

The Nissan Altima is a sedan
The Nissan Quest is a minivan
The Nissan Leaf is the world's best-selling all-electric car

A partial list:

References[change | change source]

  1. "Brief History of Nissan Motor Company". Brief History of Nissan Motor Company. Archived from the original on 9 May 2017. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  2. "History of Nissan Motors". National Science Museum of Japan. National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  3. "Masujiro Hashimoto". Japan Automobile Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 3 September 2009. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  4. "Nissan Production, Sales and Export Results for December 2016 and Calendar Year 2016". Nissan. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 "FY2014 Consolidated Financial Results" (PDF). Nissan. 13 May 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  6. "Outline of company". June 2013. Archived from the original on 15 March 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  7. Jie, Ma (2016-10-20). "Nissan Seals $2.3 Billion Mitsubishi Motors Stake Deal". Retrieved 2018-03-09.

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