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 Cars Reviews

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 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.

Nissan Qashqai

Nissan Qashqai

Nissan in 2007 brought into foray the compact Crossover Utility Vehicle, the Nissan Qashqai. It is a J-segment car in Europe. It is known as the Nissan Dualis in Japan and Australia.

Technical characteristics of Nissan Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Nissan Altima Coup? 2.5 2007 172HP (126 kW) @ 5600 rpm 7.9 l/100km
2 Nissan Skyline 25GT FOUR Coup? Automatic R34 1998 199HP (146 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.5 l/100km
3 Nissan Liberta Villa 1700 Diesel FL-D 1984 61HP (45 kW) @ 5000 rpm 7.5 l/100km
4 Nissan Skyline 2000 Turbo RS Hardtop R30 1985 204HP (150 kW) @ 6400 rpm 7.5 l/100km
5 Nissan Leopard 200 SGX 1985 127HP (93 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
6 Nissan Teana 350JK 2003 230HP (169 kW) @ 5600 rpm 7.2 l/100km
7 Nissan Almera 1.8i Automatic 1999 113HP (83 kW) @ 5600 rpm 7.5 l/100km
8 Nissan Lucino Twin Cam 1600 VZ-R 1999 175HP (129 kW) @ 7800 rpm 7.5 l/100km
9 Nissan Pulsar Twin Cam 1600 X1R Automatic N15 1997 119HP (88 kW) @ 6400 rpm 7.5 l/100km
10 Nissan Laurel Medalist 25 FOUR 2001 200HP (147 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
11 Nissan Stagea AR-X FOUR 2001 280HP (206 kW) @ 6400 rpm n/a
12 Nissan Qashqai+2 2.0 2008 141HP (104 kW) @ 6000 rpm 8.4 l/100km
13 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE Automatic 2003 268HP (197 kW) @ 0 rpm 6.6 l/100km
14 Nissan March Collet 1.3 CVT 4WD 1999 86HP (63 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.5 l/100km
15 Nissan Skyline 2000 GTX Hardtop 1969 131HP (96 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.5 l/100km