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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 Terrano XV AMT First Drive Review

Nissan Terrano XV AMT First Drive Review

While we all love our SUVs, we now want them to be convenient and economical and that is where the Nissan Terrano AMT comes in. So we try and find out how the Terrano AMT fares in...

21 Dec 2016 by Omkar Thakur | Read more

Nissan X-Trail Hybrid: First Look Review

Nissan X-Trail Hybrid: First Look Review

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...

29 Mar 2016 by Sagar Bhanushali | Read more

Nissan GT-R First Drive

Nissan GT-R First Drive

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...

24 Feb 2016 by Ameya Dandekar | Read more

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Nissan User Reviews

Don't buy nissan pls

for Nissan Micra Active on 09-Oct-2017 by JJ Babiyan

It has a poor mileage, vibration is more, irritating engine noise inside the cabin, very poor pickup if ac is on and I bought the car in puducherry, it's a waste of money. The service...

Unsafe Nissan micra

for Nissan Micra on 04-Oct-2017 by Gigy Jose

The biggest draw back of this car is that there is no lock for dicky (boot). Anybody can open the boot when the car is at traffic light or when the complete vechile is not locked. You...

Safety comes first

for Nissan Micra Active on 29-Sep-2017 by Bhupendra

I have been driving micra since last 2-3 Yrs. I feel it is a good budget car that offers good safety features in India. In city it is easy to drive in traffic and on highways it gives...

Owes of the pathetic first time owner of Micra XV

for Nissan Micra on 22-Sep-2017 by A Jagadeesan

While buying, showroom people goofed up in the RC records (engine no and chassis no) which delayed my getting the clearance from hypothecation from bank and put me back by a few...

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Nissan X-Trail Hybrid
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October 2017

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