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 370Z

Nissan 370Z

Nissan 370Z, the Japanese version of Fairlady Z Z34 is developed by Nissan Motors. The first version of the sports car was released in the second half of 2008 and was displayed at an event in LA, even before it was shown to public at Greater Los Angeles show 2008.

Nissan Murano

Nissan Murano

The Nissan Murano was first sold in December 2002-2003 models by Nissan. It is a medium sized SUV and was introduced as the first crossover for the Canada and the United States. Initially it was designed by the Nissan at California America La Jolla.

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.

Technical characteristics of Nissan Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Nissan Altima 2.5 2007 172HP (126 kW) @ 5600 rpm 7.9 l/100km
2 Nissan Versa Automatic 2006 123HP (91 kW) @ 5200 rpm 8 l/100km
3 Nissan Stagea 25 RS FOUR 1998 200HP (147 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
4 Nissan Skyline 250 GT S 2001 214HP (158 kW) @ 6400 rpm 7.2 l/100km
5 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-EL R30 1984 124HP (91 kW) @ 6000 rpm 7.5 l/100km
6 Nissan Skyline Hardtop GTS Twin Cam 24V Turbo F31 1985 189HP (139 kW) @ 6400 rpm 7.5 l/100km
7 Nissan Skyline 2.0 SGLi Automatic 1987 115HP (85 kW) @ 5200 rpm 7.5 l/100km
8 Nissan Sunny 305Re Nismo Automatic 1985 82HP (60 kW) @ 5600 rpm n/a
9 Nissan Primera 20V 2001 203HP (149 kW) @ 7200 rpm 7.2 l/100km
10 Nissan Pino S Four Automatic 2007 53HP (39 kW) @ 6500 rpm 6.8 l/100km
11 Nissan 240 SX Automatic 1990 157HP (115 kW) @ 5600 rpm 7.5 l/100km
12 Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R 1995 279HP (205 kW) @ 6800 rpm 7.5 l/100km
13 Nissan Fairlady Z Automatic 2007 313HP (230 kW) @ 6800 rpm 7.9 l/100km
14 Nissan Bluebird Sylphy 15i Automatic 2000 105HP (77 kW) @ 6000 rpm n/a
15 Nissan GT-R 2010 530HP (390 kW) @ 6400 rpm n/a