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Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Native name
Nissan Jidōsha Kabushiki-gaisha
Public (K.K.)
Traded as
Founded26 December 1933 (1933-12-26) (87 years ago) (under Nissan Group)[1][2]
HeadquartersNishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan (Officially registered in Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture)
Area served
Key people
ProductsAutomobiles, luxury vehicles, commercial vehicles, outboard motors, forklift trucks
Production output
Increase 5,556,241 units (2016)[4]
RevenueIncrease ¥11.38 trillion (FY2014)[5]
Increase ¥589.6 billion (FY2014)[5]
Increase ¥457.6 billion (FY2014)[5]
Total assetsIncrease ¥17.04 trillion (FY2014)[5]
Total equityIncrease ¥5.07 trillion (FY2014)[5]
OwnerRenault S.A. (43.4%)
Number of employees
142,925 (consolidated, March, 2014)[6]

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 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]


The Nissan Altima is a sedan
The Nissan Quest is a minivan
The Nissan Leaf is the world's best-selling all-electric car

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