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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 Almera

Nissan Almera

In the 1980’s popular French racing driver’s family, had the name of Almera. The Japanese car manufactures Nissan, used the Almera and developed it into the popular family car called the Nissan Almera. This car was developed on the idea of Nissan Pulsar, from the year 1995 to 2006.

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 Titan

Nissan Titan

Nissan Titan is a part of Nissan that was launched in 2004; this complete size carrying truck is invented to be sale in North American markets. Its production was done in Canton, Mississippi, USA and the truck is based on Nissan F-Alpha platform, the platform is also used for the creation of Infiniti QX56 SUVs as well as for Nissan Armada.

Technical characteristics of Nissan Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Nissan 1600 SSS 1968 110HP (81 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.5 l/100km
2 Nissan Bluebird ARX Automatic 1993 125HP (92 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
3 Nissan Avenir Salut 2.0 Diesel 1998 91HP (67 kW) @ 4400 rpm n/a
4 Nissan 350Z Roadster (US) 2007 310HP (228 kW) @ 6800 rpm 7.9 l/100km
5 Nissan Leopard V6 1986 184HP (135 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.5 l/100km
6 Nissan Primera 1.8 2005 115HP (85 kW) @ 5600 rpm 7 l/100km
7 Nissan Sunny GTi-R 1991 220HP (161 kW) @ 6400 rpm 7.5 l/100km
8 Nissan Skyline 250GT FOUR V35 2006 225HP (165 kW) @ 6800 rpm 8 l/100km
9 Nissan Maxima 2011 294HP (216 kW) @ 6400 rpm n/a
10 Nissan Laurel Medalist 25 FOUR 2001 200HP (147 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
11 Nissan X-Trail 2.2Di Sport 2001 113HP (83 kW) @ 4000 rpm 9.3 l/100km
12 Nissan Skyline 2.0 GTS Automatic R32 1989 124HP (91 kW) @ 5600 rpm 7.5 l/100km
13 Nissan Primera 1.6LS 1990 96HP (70 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.5 l/100km
14 Nissan Murano 2008 264HP (194 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.9 l/100km
15 Nissan Skyline 300 GT 2001 263HP (193 kW) @ 6400 rpm 7.2 l/100km

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