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Nissan (In Japanese: 日産自動車株式会社; Nissan Jidōsha Kabushikigaisha) is a company from Japan that makes vehicles, including automobiles, trucks, and buses. In the United States it was previously called Datsun. 1933

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Native name
Nissan Jidōsha kabushiki gaisha
Company typePublic (kabushiki gaisha)
Founded26 December 1933; 90 years ago (1933-12-26) (under Nissan Group)[1][2]
Area served
Key people
ProductsAutomobiles, luxury vehicles, commercial vehicles, outboard motors, forklift trucks
Production output
Decrease 3,250,800 units (2022)[4]
RevenueIncrease ¥10,596.695 billion (FY 2022)[5]
Increase ¥377.109 billion (FY 2022)[5]
Increase ¥221.900 billion (FY 2022)[5]
Total assetsIncrease ¥17,598.581 billion (FY 2022)[5]
Total equityIncrease ¥5,328.721 billion (FY 2022)[5]
OwnerRenault (15% voting rights)[a][6]
Number of employees
131,461 (2022)[5]

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]


  1. Renault has more shares in a French trust on which it has financial control but it can only use for further voting rights in a few limited circumstances.


  1. "Brief History of Nissan Motor Company". Brief History of Nissan Motor Company. Archived from the original on 9 May 2017. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  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.
  4. "Nissan Production, Sales and Export Results for December and Calendar Year 2022". Nissan. 30 January 2023. Retrieved 30 January 2023.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 "FY2022 consolidated financial results. Japanese accounting standards" (PDF). Nissan. pp. 6–7. Retrieved 12 May 2023.
  6. "Renault Group and Nissan announce the completion of their agreements framing the foundations of the new chapter of the Alliance" (Press release). Nissan. 8 November 2023. Retrieved 8 November 2023.
  7. Jie, Ma (20 October 2016). "Nissan Seals $2.3 Billion Mitsubishi Motors Stake Deal". Retrieved 9 March 2018.

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