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Nissan offers 1 new car models in Midsize segment, 2 in Small segment, 1 in Sports 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 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...

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 Expert Reviews

Nissan Kicks First Drive Review

Nissan Kicks First Drive Review

The Kicks is supposed to be Nissan's answer to the burgeoning compact SUV segment. With almost every manufacturer having one.

11 Dec 2018 by Abhishek Nigam | Read more

2018 Nissan Kicks First Look Review

2018 Nissan Kicks First Look Review

The Nissan Kicks is a crossover SUV, one of the smallest cars in the Nissan line-up that is built on stilts. It is also the newest SUV that Nissan has announced for the Indian...

14 Sep 2018 by Omkar Thakur | Read more

Nissan Terrano XV AMT First Drive Review

Nissan Terrano XV AMT First Drive Review

The Nissan Terrano XV AMT – the top-spec Nissan compact SUV now with automated manual transmission. While we all love our SUVs, we now want them to be convenient and economical...

21 Dec 2016 by Omkar Thakur | Read more

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Launch Alert 2017 Nissan GT-R

Launch Alert 2017 Nissan GT-R

03 Dec 2016

Legend has it that the Skyline successor, the Nissan GT-R more commonly known as the Godzilla was once the fastest-accelerating...Know More

Nissan User Reviews

Dreams come true lovely riding car

for Nissan Sunny on 18-Jan-2019 by Sandeep

It's good to buy nissan and the best thing is that they have more space Smooth to drive and comfertable Its look is so sexy Its mantanance is few costly All over its too good to...

my Sunny...... the trustful companion on the roads

for Nissan Sunny on 17-Jan-2019 by Anil Soni

the car is superb, maintenance free, with good average and trustworthy on any roads, it is always smooth and stable on any roads at any speed. i've driven @ 160+ km per hour most of...

Superb mileage, spacious and peppy engine

for Nissan Sunny on 17-Jan-2019 by Ajinkya Shinde

Hi guys. I brought sunny in2014. They say the first impression is the last impression if that is true then the Nissan Sunny makes a great one. When I saw the amazing Nissan Sunny the...

The most insane Japanese creation on earth.

for Nissan GT-R on 06-Jan-2019 by Abir Naskar

Oh Man this car is just awesome. If u just look at it u will not be able to stop urself from admiring it every moment. Now comes the performance. It's has got insane performance....

The family sedan. Value for money.

for Nissan Sunny on 31-Dec-2018 by Midhun Jayanandan

Bought my Sunny XE petrol version in 2012. Have been driving for 6 years now.Driving comfort is superb. Especially rear seat leg space is huge. You can stretch your legs more than...

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