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History of Nissan

It takes its name from the acronym "Nippon Sanjyo", which means "Japanese industry" and turned it into Nissan, enterprise group founded in 1933 by Kenjiro Den, Rokuro Aoyama, Meitaro Takeuchi and Yoshisuke Aikawa. Nissan have trucks, insurance, chemicals, television manufacturing companies but the best known is without doubt Nissan Motors, car maker that occupies the second place in sales in Japan and is one of the largest in the world.

Beginning of Nissan

The history of Nissan back to 1911 with the founding in Tokyo of the car Kawaishinsha Co. factory In 1914 the DAT (the initials of the main partners Den, Aoyama and Takeuchi) made its debut in the market. Five years later, another pioneer of Nissan was founded: Jitsuyo Jidosha Co. This designed three-wheeled cars called Gorham. Finally, in 1933, Jidosha-Seizo Kabushiki-Kaisha assumed control of the manufacture of Datsun and Nissan Motor Co. was renamed Its main founder Yoshisuke Aikawa wanted to produce 10 to 15 thousand vehicles per year. In 1935 came out to the market the first Datsun Nissan signature and was exported to Australia.

The Japanese economy was affected by the war and Nissan did not go unscathed. Teamed with Mark Austin and as a result became in 1960 as the first producer of Japan in getting the Deming distinction to engineering excellence.

The present smiled you to Nissan, who in 1959 with the Bluebird and in 1960 with the Cedric captivated the Japanese market. Then he pulled the classic Skyline and Gloria its association with Prince Motor. Included top engineers for the design and manufacture of cars which resulted in an optimization in engines, but the increase in traffic accidents as well as the visible environmental cost that generated passed Bill to mark.

Since then, the Japanese firm has adopted conduct of research to avoid environmental damage. In 1971, he created his first experimental vehicle. At the same time, Japan took out policies to reduce the emission of gases. This Nissan development system of catalytic converter for three-way (which converts and reduces toxic gases on combustion), pioneer in his time.

With this came the globalization of the brand. First in Taiwan (1959) and later in Mexico (1961). In the 80's they carried their operations to United States and Great Britain, which became at strategic points around the world.

Crisis in Nissan

Everything was going well for Nissan until, in the Decade of the 90?s he began to suffer severe financial problems that forced them to lose positions in the preferences of consumers. This crisis nearly dissolves Nissan, had not been for the timely - and magic-management of Carlos Ghosn, born in Porto Velho, Rond?nia (Brazil) and currently CEO of Renault. The French company signed an alliance with Nissan and Ghosn placed with the same position in the Japanese. It was the first time in its history which was led by someone not Japanese.

Ghosn project implemented in the "Nissan Revival Plan" who saved Nissan from a death announced in a move that economists of the world ensure that it was one of the most surprising corporate recoveries of history.

Then, in 2001, Ghosn returned to wave the magic wand and executed the "Nissan 180" plan that was meant to sell in 2005 more than one million cars in 2001. This is 8% annual gain and no debt. Ghosn made, which made him a celebrity adored in Japan. He joined Japanese popular culture as the protagonist of sleeves that told the story of the revival of Nissan.

The present of Nissan

Renault currently has 44% of the shares of Nissan, and is 15% of the Renault. This is part of an Alliance that benefits both and which, among other agreements, respects the autonomy of its designs and production. Current Nissan plans is to revolutionize with electric cars. The first hybrid that took place was the Nissan Altima, 2006. It is known that currently it has planned a program of electric taxis in New York.

Nissan now employs almost 200,000 people around the world. The company has manufacturing facilities in 17 countries.

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Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan Motors launched in 1986, the Nissan Pathfinder. This car first inherited SUV features and then became a crossover utility vehicle later. It was based on the popular pickup platform of Nissan and is large is size.

Nissan Xterra

Nissan Xterra

Built on the platform of Nissan F-Alpha, the Nissan Xterra is a compact SUV. The Nissan Xterra is named after the series of cars made for the XTERRA off-road triathlon race that Nissan had sponsored between the years 1998 and 2006; it is a frontier based vehicle.

Nissan GT-R

Nissan GT-R

The supercar, Nissan GT-R is a sports car that exhibits extreme performance was released first in Japan. This anticipated release happened on December 6, 2007. It was released in the United States and Canada a year later on July 7, 2008. It then had a global release in March 2009.

Technical characteristics of Nissan Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Nissan Skyline 2000 R30 1982 119HP (88 kW) @ 5600 rpm 7.5 l/100km
2 Nissan Versa Sedan CVT 2006 123HP (91 kW) @ 5200 rpm 8 l/100km
3 Nissan Bluebird 1800 SSS Hardtop 1981 105HP (77 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
4 Nissan 370Z Roadster Automatic 2009 336HP (247 kW) @ 7000 rpm n/a
5 Nissan Skyline GT-R Hardtop 1969 162HP (119 kW) @ 7000 rpm 7.5 l/100km
6 Nissan Tiida Saloon 1.5 Diesel 2007 105HP (77 kW) @ 4000 rpm 5.2 l/100km
7 Nissan Cube 2008 109HP (80 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
8 Nissan X-Trail 2.0 CVT 2007 140HP (103 kW) @ 6000 rpm 8.5 l/100km
9 Nissan Skyline 2.5i 24v Automatic 1991 181HP (133 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
10 Nissan Bluebird SSS Automatic 1993 125HP (92 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
11 Nissan Bluebird 1.8 ZX Turbo 1980 136HP (100 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.5 l/100km
12 Nissan 350Z 35th Anniversary Edition Z33 2003 300HP (220 kW) @ 6400 rpm 7 l/100km
13 Nissan Bluebird SSS 4WD Automatic 1993 125HP (92 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
14 Nissan 300 ZX 2+2 1989 225HP (165 kW) @ 6400 rpm 7.5 l/100km
15 Nissan Sunny 305Re Nismo 1989 97HP (72 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a

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