[WorldKings - Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] The golden milestones mark the 90-year journey of development in the automotive industry of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (1933)


(Worldkings.org) Founded in 1933, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is a pioneer in the automotive industry. Ninety years later, Nissan has become one of the world's leading automakers.

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. The company was founded in 1933 and is a member of the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance, a strategic partnership between Nissan, Renault, and Mitsubishi Motors.

The company sells its vehicles under the Nissan and Infiniti brands, and formerly the Datsun brand, with in-house performance tuning products (including cars) labelled Nismo. Nissan produces a wide range of vehicles, from compact cars to luxury sedans and SUVs, and also manufactures commercial vehicles and forklifts. In recent years, the company has also focused on developing electric and hybrid cars, such as the Nissan Leaf, which is one of the best-selling electric cars in the world.


The company’s milestones:

1933: The company was founded as Jidosha Seizo Co. Ltd in Yokohama, Japan.

1934: Jidosha Seizo changes its name to Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Early 1940s: During World War II, the company makes military trucks and engines for airplanes and torpedo boats.

1951: Nissan becomes a publicly traded company.

1952: Nissan enters into a license agreement with U.K.-based Austin Motor Company Ltd.

1958: Export of cars to the U.S. market begins.

1966: The company merges with Prince Motor Company Ltd.

1981: The company begins changing its name from Datsun to Nissan in the U.S. market.


1989: The Infiniti line of luxury automobiles is introduced.

1992: Nissan introduces the Altima small luxury sedan and the Quest minivan, the latter a joint development with Ford Motor Company.

1999: Nissan has been part of the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance (Mitsubishi joining in 2016), a partnership between Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors of Japan, with Renault of France.

2006: The Nissan Green Program is unveiled, committing to invest in sustainable technologies and reduce factory CoO2 emissions by 7%.

2007: Nissan's first Hybrid, the Altima Hybrid, is released to provide a cleaner, greener driving option for North America.

2010: The Leaf, the world's first mass-produced 100% electric, zero emission automobile is introduced.


As of April2018: Nissan was the world's largest electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, with global sales of more than 320,000 all-electric vehicles.

2022: Nissan was the 9th largest automobile maker in the world, as well as being the leading Japanese brand in China, Russia and Mexico.


According to company-histories.com & nissanmotor

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