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Nissan Motor Company

Japanese automobile manufacturer
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Nissan (In Japanese: 日産自動車株式会社; Nissan Jidōsha Kabushikigaisha) is a company from Japan which makes vehicles, including cars, trucks, and buses. In the United States it was previously called Datsun.

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Native name日産自動車株式会社
Romanized nameNissan Jidōsha Kabushiki-gaisha
TypePublic (K.K.)
Traded as
When it was created26 December 1933; 85 years ago (1933-12-26) (under Nissan Group)[1][2]
People who started it
HeadquartersNishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan (Officially registered in Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture)
Area servedWorldwide
Key people
Things madeAutomobiles, luxury vehicles, commercial vehicles, outboard motors, forklift trucks
Production outputIncrease 5,556,241 units (2016)[4]
Money earnedIncrease ¥11.38 trillion (FY2014)[5]
Operating incomeIncrease ¥589.6 billion (FY2014)[5]
ProfitIncrease ¥457.6 billion (FY2014)[5]
Total assetsIncrease ¥17.04 trillion (FY2014)[5]
Total equityIncrease ¥5.07 trillion (FY2014)[5]
Owner(s)Renault S.A. (43.4%)
Employees142,925 (consolidated, March, 2014)[6]

Nissan makes cars under its own name, while its luxury cars have the brand Infiniti. In 1999, it made a partnership with Renault of France, and was joined by Mitsubishi Motors in 2016.[7]



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  2. "History of Nissan Motors". National Science Museum of Japan. National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  3. "Masujiro Hashimoto". Japan Automobile Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 3 September 2009. Retrieved 6 April 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. "Nissan Production, Sales and Export Results for December 2016 and Calendar Year 2016". Nissan. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 "FY2014 Consolidated Financial Results" (PDF). Nissan. 13 May 2015. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  6. "Outline of company". June 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  7. Jie, Ma (2016-10-20). "Nissan Seals $2.3 Billion Mitsubishi Motors Stake Deal". Retrieved 2018-03-09.

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