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What Country is Nissan From?

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What country makes Nissan? Nissan originates from Japan, and is currently headquartered in Nishi-ku, Yokohama. Nissan has four divisions: Nissan, Infiniti, Nismo, and Datsun. As of April 2018, Nissan Motor Company is the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, with 320,000 all-electric vehicles sold globally. Learn more about Nissan vehicles, assembly lines, and more when you read on.

Where Are Nissan Models Built?

So, is Nissan foreign? Yes, but the company has manufacturing plants in North America as well as Japan and a few other locations around the world. The productive plants below are just a few of the most prominent:

  • Tochigi Facility– Builds high-performance models, such as the GTR and 3702.
  • Oppama Facility – Builds smaller every-level cars, such as the Versa.
  • Smyrna, Tennessee & Canton, Mississippi (United States) Facilities – Builds a broad range of Nissan cars from the Altima and Maxima, to pickup trucks like the Titan and Frontier.
  • Aguas Calientes, Mexico Facility – Builds the Sentra.

Important Events in Nissan Motor Company’s History

1935-1965: 

  • Finished constructing its first full-service manufacturing plant in 1935
  • Became the 4th largest automaker by World War II
  • Built more than 20,700 Austin cars between 1953 and 1959

1965-1985:

  • Introduced the new Nissan L Engine in 1967
  • Introduced the Datsun 240z in 1969
  • Built new factories in U.S., Taiwan, New Zealand, and Australia
  • Produced popular models like the Leaf, Pathfinder, Maxima, and Altima

1985-2000+

  • Cumulative production exceeded 40 million units in 1985
  • Cedric Model Y31 was introduced in 1987 and won “Car of the Year”
  • By 2000, Nissan shifted its attention to EV with the EV Hypermini
  • The success of the EV Hypermini prompted Nissan’s entry into the minicar market

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