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62 Facts About Nissan
The name 'Nissan' originated during the 1930s as an abbreviation used on the Tokyo Stock Exchange for Nihon Sangyo.
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At this time Nissan controlled foundries and auto parts businesses, but Aikawa did not enter automobile manufacturing until 1933.
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Nissan built trucks, airplanes, and engines for the Imperial Japanese Army.
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In November 1937 Nissan moved its headquarters to Hsinking, the capital of Manchukuo.
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When Nissan started to assemble larger vehicles under the "Nissan" brand in 1937, much of the design plans and plant facilities were supplied by the Graham-Paige Company.
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Nissan had a Graham license under which passenger cars, buses, and trucks were made.
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The agreement called for Nissan to make all Austin parts locally within three years, a goal Nissan met.
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Nissan was in financial difficulties, and when wage negotiations came, the company took a hard line.
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Between 1955 and 1973, Nissan "expanded rapidly on the basis of technical advances supported – and often suggested – by the union.
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In 1966, Nissan merged with the Prince Motor Company, bringing more upmarket cars, including the Skyline and Gloria, into its selection.
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Nissan tried to convert the Greek plant into one manufacturing cars for all European countries.
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Nissan was appointed president and CEO of Renault on 6 May 2009.
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Ghosn and the Nissan turnaround were featured in Japanese manga and popular culture.
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Nissan was replaced as CEO by his then-deputy Hiroto Saikawa.
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Nissan announced that service centers will be managed to provide after-sales services such as vehicle quality assurance and parts management for eight years.
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In November 2020, Nissan announced a $421 million loss in the last quarter due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the scandal concerning Ghosn.
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Until surpassed by Tesla, Nissan was the world's largest electric vehicle manufacturer, with global sales of more than 320, 000 all-electric vehicles as of April 2018.
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Renault-Nissan Alliance has evolved over the years to Renault holding 43.
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On 12 December 2012, the Renault–Nissan Alliance formed a joint venture with Russian Technologies with the aim of becoming the long-term controlling shareholder of AvtoVAZ, Russia's largest car company and owner of the country's biggest selling brand, Lada.
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In July 2013, Nissan relaunched Datsun as a brand targeted at emerging markets.
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Infiniti: Since 1989, Nissan has sold its luxury models under the Infiniti brand.
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Nismo: Nissan's in-house tuning shop is Nismo, short for "Nissan Motorsport International Limited.
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Many years, Nissan used a red wordmark for the company, and car "badges" for the "Nissan" and "Infiniti" brands.
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In July 2020, Nissan introduced new corporate and brand logos, as part of an image revamp tied to the Ariya launch.
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Nissan has produced an extensive range of mainstream cars and trucks, initially for domestic consumption but exported around the world since the 1950s.
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In 1985, Nissan created a tuning division, Nismo, for competition and performance development of such cars.
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Nissan sells a range of kei cars, mainly as a joint venture with other Japanese manufacturers like Suzuki or Mitsubishi.
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In 2013, Nissan launched the Qashqai SUV in South Africa, along with their new motorsport Qashqai Car Games.
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Nissan launched their Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision in 2016 by revealing the IDS Concept at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
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In 2018, Nissan launched the sixth-generation Altima at the 2018 New York Auto Show.
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Nissan has classified several vehicles as "premium" and select dealerships offer the "Nissan Premium Factory" catalog.
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Nissan introduced its first battery electric vehicle, the Nissan Altra at the Los Angeles International Auto Show on 29 December 1997.
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In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF as the first mass-market, all-electric vehicle launched globally.
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In June 2016, Nissan announced it will introduce its first range extender car in Japan before March 2017.
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Nissan is building a dedicated autonomous driving proving ground in Japan, to be completed in 2014.
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Nissan installed its autonomous car technology in a Nissan Leaf all-electric car for demonstration purposes.
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Nissan offers a subscription-based telematics service in select vehicles to drivers in Japan, called CarWings.
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Nissan owns Nissan Marine, a joint venture with Tohatsu Corp that produces motors for smaller boats and other maritime equipment.
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Nissan built solid rocket motors for orbital launch vehicles such as the Lambda 4S and M-V.
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Nissan sponsored the Los Angeles Open golf tournament from 1987 to 2007.
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Nissan became the official sponsor of the Heisman Trophy and UEFA Champions League.
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