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Nissan Cars

Nissan offers 1 new car models in Midsize segment, 2 in Small segment, 1 in Utility segment in India. Choose a Nissan car to know prices, features, reviews and photos.

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About Nissan

Nissan Motor Company, Ltd., is a multinational automaker headquartered in Japan. It formerly marketed vehicles under the Datsun brand name and is .... ...read more

Nissan Motor Company, Ltd., is a multinational automaker headquartered in Japan. It formerly marketed vehicles under the Datsun brand name and is one of the largest car manufacturers. The car’s name was an acronym of the company's partners' family names: Kenjiro Den, Rokuro Aoyama and Meitaro Takeuchi (DAT).

It was renamed as Kwaishinsha Motorcar Co. in 1918, and DAT Motorcar Co. in 1925. DAT Motors built trucks in addition to the DAT and Datsun passenger cars. The vast majority of its output were was trucks, due to an almost non-existent consumer market for passenger cars at the time. In 1926 the Tokyo-based DAT Motors merged with the Osaka-based Jitsuyo Jidosha Co., Ltd. to become DAT Automobile Manufacturing Co., Ltd. in Osaka until 1932.

In 1928, Yoshisuke Aikawa founded the holding company Nippon Sangyo (Japan Industries or Nippon Industries). The name Nissan originated during the 1930s as an abbreviation was used on the Tokyo stock market for Nippon Sangyo. In 1931, DAT came out with a new smaller car, the first "Datson", meaning "Son of DAT". Later in 1933 after Nissan took control of DAT Motors, the last syllable of Datson was changed to "sun", because "son" also means "loss" in Japanese, hence the name 'Datsun'.

In 1931, Aikawa purchased controlling shares in DAT Motors, and then in 1933 it merged Tobata Casting's automobile parts department with DAT Motors. As Tobata Casting was a Nissan company, this was the beginning of Nissan’s automobile manufacturing. During the war Nissan and Datsun produced vehicles for the Japanese war effort with the former even moving its plant to China during the Japanese occupation.

Nissan entered into a legal agreement with Austin of UK to produce the Seven in Japan from 1952. For the next 15 years, Nissan produced car licenced from the Austin Motor Company and in parallel developed its engines to be used in the domestic market. The brand became popular in the American market thanks to the 240Z coupe which it sold in large numbers while its European market success was carried forward by its powerful SUVs and cars like the Micra hatchback. It also achieved success in the performance field thanks to cars like the GTR and Silvia coupes which were sold both in America and Europe.

Present day

In 1999, with Nissan facing severe financial difficulties, it entered an alliance with Renault S.A. of France. Signed on March 27, 1999, the Renault-Nissan Alliance is the first of its kind involving a Japanese and French car manufacturer, each with its own distinct corporate culture and brand identity. The same year, Renault appointed its own Chief Operating Officer, Carlos Ghosn, as Chief Operating Officer of Nissan and took a 22.5% stake in Nissan Diesel. Later that year, the automaker fired its top Japanese executives.

The company's global headquarters is located in Nishi-ku Yokohama. In 1999, Nissan entered a two way alliance with Renault S.A. of France, which owns 44.4% of Nissan while Nissan holds 15% of Renault shares. Along with its normal range of models, the auto major also produces a range of luxury models branded as Infiniti. Under this umbrella the following companies exist: Renault, Nissan, Infiniti, Renault Samsung Motors, Dacia, Datsun, Venucia and Lada.

Nissan India

Nissan Motor India Private Ltd. (NMIPL) is a 100 per cent subsidiary of Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. Japan. The company was incorporated in 2005 and together with its global alliance partner Renault have set up a manufacturing plant as well as a Research & Development Centre near Chennai. Nissan in India has a portfolio of two brands, Nissan and Datsun.

The company started off by bringing Completely Built Units (CBUs) to India. The first product that the company brought in to India was the X-Trail which was in 2005. It currently manufacturers the Micra hatchback, Sunny sedan, Terrano SUV, Evalia MPV and the Teana premium sedan which is brought to India in the CBU form. It discontinued the X-Trail and 370Z for the Indian market but is likely to introduce the Nissan GT-R sportscar in the future.



Nissan Road Tests / First Drives

  • Nissan X-Trail Hybrid: First Look Review
    29 Mar 2016 by Sagar Bhanushali

    Luxury hybrid cars are the flavour of the moment here in India. Having showcased quite a few of them (Read: VW Passat GTE, Toyota Prius) at the 2016 Auto Expo, it’s time for ...

  • Nissan GT-R First Drive
    24 Feb 2016 by Ameya Dandekar

    Every manufacturer has a product that shows-off its engineering prowess. Audi has the 600 plus bhp R8, Honda has the new NSX and even a daily soap saas bahu brand like Toyota has ...

  • Nissan Sunny facelift
    14 Jun 2014 by Charles Pennefather

    The Sunny has been around for a few years now, but it hasn’t been the success it needed to be for Nissan India despite being a very strong package. Somehow, all its good ...

Nissan in News

  • Nissan to launch Terrano AMT soon
    29 Aug 2016 by Nikhil Puthran
    Renault recently introduced the Easy-R AMT gearbox in the new Duster’s RxL and RxZ variants. The Nissan Terrano built on a similar platform will also soon be...
  • Nissan’s new ProPILOT competes with Tesla’s Autopilot
    25 Aug 2016 by Santosh Nair
    Nissan in Japan has edged ahead of other Japanese car makers and is now the first Japanese manufacturer to launch a self-driving car.
  • Nissan India inaugurates a new dealership in Puducherry
    18 Aug 2016 by Ninad Ambre
    Nissan India has inaugurated a new dealership in Puducherry, marking it to be their 73rd such facility in South India. This is also the 11th facility the carmaker has...
  • New sportscars expected in 2016
    06 Aug 2016 by Omkar Thakur
    We all love supercars because they are fast and look gorgeous. There are only a lucky few who can own them but not until they are launched in India. So, for those who...
  • Nissan X-Trail Hybrid:What to Expect
    25 Jul 2016 by Venkat Desirazu
    Nissan has been focussing major efforts on spreading its reach across segments. At the bottom end it has been tasting success with the Datsun Redigo while the other end...

Nissan User Reviews

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for Nissan Terrano on 03-Jun-2016 by SUKKU GEORGE
Exterior  Exactly a copy of Duster... very boring and don't get the Nissan Feeling. Interior (Features, Space & Comfort) Horrible ergonomics for the driver.  Rusty...
Buying an Automatic Nissan Micra was the worst decision ever. I regret buying Nissan. Not recommend
for Nissan Micra on 31-May-2016 by Dr Radhika P
Exterior  good Interior (Features, Space & Comfort)  good Engine Performance, Fuel Economy and Gearbox  Very unreliable and undependable because it has failed...
Value for Money Card
for Nissan Micra on 29-May-2016 by Madhu Kiran GS
Exterior Gud, but paint quality is not upto the mark.. i like the design and mini car with lot of cabin space. Interior (Features, Space & Comfort) Clever interior,...
Combination of elegance and power
for Nissan Sunny on 15-May-2016 by Himanshu Pratap Singh
Exterior - This is probably the area where Sunny loses out to most of the competition - Verna, City,... It doesn't win over them however it's not the ugly duckling either. Looks are...
Bad buy - Unskilled technicians for after sales service
for Nissan Sunny on 05-May-2016 by Pallavi
Exterior Looks are appealing. Interior (Features, Space & Comfort) Lot of leg space and fairly comfortable seating. Upholstery is not that great. Engine Performance,...
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Upcoming Nissan Cars

Nissan GT-R Nissan GT-R

September 2016

₹ 1.60Cr - 1.90Cr

Nissan X-Trail Hybrid Nissan X-Trail Hybrid

September 2016

₹ 30L - 35L

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