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A Japanese manufacturer of cars, SUVs and pickup trucks.  The brand started in 1934 and the company is based in Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan.

Vehicle names used by Nissan throughout its history include:  180SX, 200SX, 240SX, 280Z, 280ZX, 300ZX, 350Z, 370Z, Altima, Armada, BladeGlider, Bluebird, Cherry, Cube, DeltaWing, Fairlady Z, Frontier, Gripz, GT-R, Hardbody Truck, IDx, Juke, Leaf, Maxima, Micra, Murano, Navara, Note, NV, NV200, NV200T, NV1500, NV2500, NX1600, NX2000, Pao, Pathfinder, Pathfinder Armada, Pivo, Primera, Pulsar, Qashqai, Quest, R390 GT1, Rogue, Sentra, Serena, Silvia, Skyline, Stanza, Terranaut, Titan, Versa, X-Trail, Xterra, and ZEOD RC.

Dealerships include:
M'Lady Nissan (Crystal Lake, Illinois)
Nissan of New Braunfels (San Antonio, Texas)
Nissan of South Atlanta
Planet Nissan

Advertising slogans include:
Driven. (early 2000's)
Shift_ (with an adjective describing the vehicle or marque following the underscore, mid 2000's)
Innovation that Excites (early 2014)

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Nissan page on 19 March 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Nissan Motor Company Ltd (Japanese: 日産自動車株式会社), usually shortened to Nissan, is a Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer headquartered in Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan.

Since 1999, Nissan has been part of the Renault–Nissan Alliance, a partnership between Nissan and French automaker Renault. As of 2013, Renault holds a 43.4% voting stake in Nissan, while Nissan holds a 15% non-voting stake in Renault. Carlos Ghosn serves as CEO of both companies.

Nissan Motor sells its cars under the Nissan, Infiniti, and Datsun brands with in house performance tuning NISMO.

Nissan was the sixth largest automaker in the world behind Toyota, General Motors, Volkswagen Group, Hyundai Motor Group, and Ford in 2013. Taken together, the Renault–Nissan Alliance would be the world’s fourth largest automaker. Nissan is the leading Japanese brand in China, Russia and Mexico.

Nissan is a member of the Mizuho keiretsu.

History: Nissan Motor founded in 1934

In 1934, Aikawa separated the expanded automobile parts division of Tobata Casting and incorporated it as a new subsidiary, which he named Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. The shareholders of the new company however were not enthusiastic about the prospects of the automobile in Japan, so Aikawa bought out all the Tobata Casting shareholders (using capital from Nihon Industries) in June 1934. At this time, Nissan Motor effectively became owned by Nihon Sangyo and Hitachi.

In 1935, construction of its Yokohama plant was completed. 44 Datsuns were shipped to Asia, Central and South America. In 1935, the first car manufactured by an integrated assembly system rolled off the line at the Yokohama plant.[11] Nissan built trucks, airplanes, and engines for the Japanese military. In 1937, the company's main plant was moved to the occupied Manchuria, and named Manchuria Heavy Industries Developing Co.

In 1940, first knockdown kits were shipped to Dowa Jidosha Kogyo (Dowa Automobile), one of MHID’s companies, for assembly. In 1944, the head office was moved to Nihonbashi, Tokyo, and the company name was changed to Nissan Heavy Industries, Ltd., which the company kept through 1949


Multimedia

DateMedia or Collection Name & DetailsFiles
2 September 2002Toyota Agrees to Share Hybrid Engine Technology with Rival Nissan
Steve Herman for Voice of America News

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Motorsports

Championships Won in Nissans

YearSeriesDriverModel
1990Australian Touring Car ChampionshipJim RichardsNissan Skyline HR31/GT
1991Australian Touring Car ChampionshipJim RichardsNissan Skyline GT-R
1992Australian Touring Car ChampionshipMark SkaifeNissan Skyline GT-R


Photographs

Nissan Valve Cover By Motorsport Powdercoating
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2013 The Cars Time Forgot
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Nissan Valve Cover By Motorsport Powdercoating
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2013 The Cars Time Forgot
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Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
21 March 1994Nissan Motor Corporation in U.S.A.; Proposed Consent Agreement With Analysis To Aid Public CommentFederal Register: FTC (Donald S. Clark)
29 November 1994Petition for Exemption From the Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; NissanFederal Register: NHTSA (Ricardo Martinez)
22 February 2002Japanese Firms to Develop Advanced Car Communication SystemAmy Bickers, VOA News
22 February 2002TI AUTOMOTIVE RECEIVES NISSAN QUALITY AWARDTI Automotive
11 May 2002Japanese Automaker Giant Unveils Plan to Raise SalesAmy Bickers, VOA News
11 May 2002Nissan North America Improves its Retail Networks with Reynolds and Reynolds Automark Web ServicesReynolds and Reynolds
2 September 2002Toyota Agrees to Share Hybrid Engine Technology with Rival Nissan Steve Herman, VOA News
17 December 2003Nissan Proves Best-Ever Middle East Motor Show from A to "Z"TBWA\RAAD Middle East
20 April 2004NHTSA Grants Nissan Petition to Combine Car Fleets under CAFENHTSA
14 June 2006New Nissan Manufacturing Plant In Russia FinalizedTracy Dawson
3 July 2006Nissan, Renault Ready to Talk With GM About an AllianceVOA News
19 July 2006Nissan, Ready For 2007Joe Thompson
27 July 2006Nissan Produces Its 100 Millionth VehicleTom Bailey
17 April 2007Nissan, NEC Soon To Offer Advanced BatteriesAnthony Fontanelle
18 April 2007Nissan to Introduce Diesel Engines for Future U.S. ModelsAnthony Fontanelle
27 April 2007Nissan to Cut Down Jobs In JapanAnthony Fontanelle
28 May 2007Nissan Warns Cell Phone Interferes With I-KeyAnthony Fontanelle
28 June 2007Nissan Prefers Mahindra As Indian PartnerAnthony Fontanelle
5 September 2007Nissan Posts Strong August SalesAnthony Fontanelle
7 December 2007Nissan To Get 2 Years More Mileage ExemptionAnthony Fontanelle
6 August 2008Nissan will Elektroautos und Hybridautos bauen Wikinews
30 December 2008Japanische Allianz für Lithium-Ionen-Akkus Wikinews
10 February 2009日產汽車計劃全球裁員兩萬 维基新闻 - Wikinews
30 April 2009From Datsun to Nissan to the United StatesRonnie Tanner
29 May 2009Elektroautos: Kooperation von Europcar mit Nissan ab 2010 geplant Wikinews
28 October 2010Nissan Issues Global Recall of Millions of CarsVOA Breaking News
12 November 2010Nissan Recalling 600,000 Cars for Steering, Battery ProblemsVOA Breaking News
3 January 2011Nissan Whistleblower Applauds TN GOP for Scrutinizing Spending, Will Attend RNC Debate in DC as a Voice of the Disenfranchised ModerateSharyn Bovat
4 January 2011Nissan Launches Zero Emission Educational Website for ChildrenIngram Park Nissan
22 April 2011Why I won't buy a NissanGus Philpott, The Woodstock Advocate
6 June 2011General Electric und Nissan bauen Solartankstellen Wikinews
13 June 2011Foreign-Trade Subzone 78A Application for Expansion of Manufacturing Authority Nissan North America, Inc. (Electric Passenger Vehicles) Smyrna and Decherd, TNFederal Register: Foreign-Trade Zones Board (Andrew McGilvray)
8 July 2011Nissan's Power 88 Plan Might Drag the Company into a Production DilemmaMarty Vergel Baes
30 January 2012Nissan construirá una segunda planta en AguascalientesWikinoticias
19 October 2012Nissan steer by wire - Is it dangerous? Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
28 January 2013Big news - Ford, Mercedes & Nissan/Renault sign hydrogen deal Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
7 February 2013Nissan Shows Off Multi-Faceted Performance Lineup At 2013 Chicago Auto Show, JUKE NISMO Revealed Nissan North America
11 February 2013How To Get The Best Deal Out Of A Used NissanLisa Jane Foreman
8 March 2013Finding Excellent Nissan Service That Provides The BestLisa Jane Foreman
9 March 2013Indulge In The Different Options A Nissan Dealership ProvidesJessie Swanepoel
11 March 2013Nissan Dealers Showcase Top Car Picks For Family And Personal UseLisa Jane Foreman
4 April 2013Advantage Of Buying Nissan Used Cars, TheRina Davis
26 November 2013Nissan StyleBill Crittenden
27 November 2013Nissan’s Five-Point EV Plan Geoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
2 January 2014Nissan Promise An Exciting Future Geoff Maxted, DriveWrite Automotive
29 January 2014Nissan North America, Inc. and TBWA Worldwide, Inc.; Analyses of Proposed Consent Orders To Aid Public CommentFederal Register: Federal Trade Commission (Donald S. Clark)
30 August 2014Nissan (& Mitsubishi) vs. Porsche Bill Crittenden
11 September 2014Nissan Produces Its 10 Millionth Engine in Mexico Aaron Turpen, TorqueNews
21 June 2015Nissan NISMO Didn't Win Le Mans, But They Will Make 2016 AwesomeAaron Turpen, TorqueNews
19 November 2015Foreign-Trade Zone 78--Nashville, Tennessee; Application for Expansion of Subzone 78A Nissan North America, Inc. Smyrna, TennesseeFederal Register: DoC (Elizabeth Whiteman)
4 January 2016Foreign-Trade Zone 78--Nashville, Tennessee; Application for Expansion of Subzone 78A, Nissan North America, Inc., Smyrna, TennesseeFederal Register: DoC (Andrew McGilvray)
28 January 2016Nissan North America, Inc. announces "Keep Summer Rolling" Service Sweepstakes winner in Limerick, PAGeneral Advertizing, Inc
2 February 2016Nissan North America, Inc. announces “Keep Summer Rolling” Service Sweepstakes winner in Forth Worth, TexasCorporate Event Planners USA
4 February 2016Nissan North America, Inc. announces “Keep Summer Rolling” Service Sweepstakes winner in Amarillo, TexasCorporate Event Planners USA
18 March 2016Approval of Expansion of Subzone 78A Nissan North America, Inc.; Smyrna, TennesseeFederal Register: DoC (Paul Piquado)
12 May 2016Nissan and Mitsubishi Confirm $2 Billion DealVOA News
13 May 2016Nissan: Mitsubishi Deal Depends on InvestigationVOA News
13 June 2016Approval of Expansion of Subzone 78A; Nissan North America, Inc.; Smyrna, TennesseeFederal Register: DoC (Paul Piquado & Andrew McGilvray)
13 June 2016Nissan North America, Inc. Names The Allen Lewis Agency (TALA) Its New Multicultural PR Agency of RecordThe Allen Lewis Agency


Documents

DateReport NameAuthors/OrganizationFile
30 January 1967NHTSA Recall 67V011000
Nissan L250
Steering:Wheel and Handle Bar
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
5 April 1983Fuel Control System for Gas Turbine Engine
United States Patent US 4,378,673
Toshimi Abo and Hidetoshi Kanegae for Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

PDF
- 736KB - 8 pages
2008OWNER’S LETTER
Nissan North America

PDF
- 50KB - 1 page
23 January 2008Attention: Recall Management Division
From: Frank D. Slaveter, Nissan North America
To: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 1.8MB - 23 pages
23 January 2008NHTSA Recall 08E014000
Nissan/Infiniti 999R5-AR000 Bike Rack
Equipment
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
30 January 2009From: George H. Person, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: John Gibbons, Nissan North America

PDF
- 40KB - 1 page
14 February 2008AFTERMARKET HITCH STYLE BIKE RACKS
From: George H. Person, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: Frank Slaveter, Nissan North America

PDF
- 26KB - 1 pages
16 Feburary 2008Voluntary Recall Campaign: Hitch Mounted Bicycle Rack
Nissan

PDF
- 41KB - 2 pages
29 May 2008Quarterly Report: Campaign Number 08E-014
Nissan North America

PDF
- 34KB - 1 page
17 October 2008Quarterly Report: Campaign Number 08E-014
Nissan North America

PDF
- 40KB - 1 page
25 October 2008From: Frank D. Slaveter, Nissan North America
To: George Person, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 69KB - 2 pages
17 February 2009Quarterly Report: Campaign Number 08E-014
Nissan North America

PDF
- 67KB - 1 page
25 April 2009From: John Gibbons, Nissan North America
To: George PersonNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 71KB - 3 pages
22 July 2009From: John Gibbons, Nissan North America
To: George PersonNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 62KB - 3 pages
15 March 2011United States District Court for the District of Kansas
National Institute for Strategic Technology Acquisition and Commercialization v. Nissan North America, Inc.; Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.; Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.; Subaru of America, Inc.; Toyota Motor Corporation; Toyota North America, Inc., Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc., Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.; Honda Motor Co., Ltd.; Honda North America, Inc.; and American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Memorandum Order

PDF
- 136KB - 16 pages
20 December 2011Intake Control Apparatus for an Engine and Method
United States Patent US RE43,034
Shunichi Aoyama, Shinichi Takemura, Ryosuke Hiyoshi for Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

PDF
- 1.5MB - 18 pages
20 November 2012Design for Rear Combination Lamp for an Automobile
United States Patent US D671,248
Hideyuki Fuchigami and Hisatugu Hirabayashi for Nissan Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

PDF
- 216KB - 4 pages
11 June 2013Exhaust Manifold for Internal Combustion Engine
United States Patent US 8,459,016
Masaaki Ashida, Sunkee Yi, Takao Inoue, and Shunichi Mitsuishi for Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

PDF
- 11.7MB - 32 pages
11 June 2013Gerotor Expander for an Air Conditioning System
United States Patent US 8,459,048
Ronald S. Eisenhour for Nissan North America, Inc.

PDF
- 7.3MB - 16 pages
16 July 2013Exhaust Gas Purifying Catalyst and Method for Manufacturing the Same
United States Patent US 8,486,853
Kazuyuki Shiratori, Katsuo Suga, Masanori Nakamura, Hironori Wakamatsu, Hiroto Kikuchi, Tetsuro Naito, and Jun Ikezawa for Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

PDF
- 1.6MB - 20 pages
6 August 2013Fuel Cell Power Plant and Control Method Thereof
United States Patent US 8,501,359
Ryoichi Shimoi and Seiho Sugawara for Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

PDF
- 1.1MB - 22 pages
6 August 2013Variable-Airflow Cloth, Sound Absorbing Material, and Vehicluar Part
United States Patent US 8,501,317
Hiroaki Miura for Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

PDF
- 2.4MB - 49 pages




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