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Nissan Motor Group Ltd

The Nissan motor group is a Japanese Motor manufacturing company. The group was founded in 1933 by Masujiro Hashimoto, Kenjiro Den, Rokuro Aoyama, Meitaro Takeuchi and Youshiske Aikawa. The roots of Nissan motor group go back as far as 1911, where the start of the massive motoring giant was previously called Kwaishinshan Motor Car Works. This was started by Masujiro Hashimoto.

By 1914 the company had produced its first car which they called, the DAT. In 1918 the company changed its name to DAT Jidosha & Co Ltd, ( DAT Motorcar). By 1925 DAT started to build trucks and lorries with edition to these vehicles they added the Datsun passenger car. However the majority of the manufacturing of which they produced where trucks. Also in this year they got the contract to produce Japanese military vehicles, at the same time they were also producing smaller trucks using parts and materials imported from the United States of America.

As we then fast forward 1934 the company had separated and it then expanded into the automobile parts division of Tobata Casting. This was a new subsidy of which it was then named the Nissan Motor Group Limited.

Fast forward to 1973 and the oil crisis has hit the world and customers of the Nissan group worldwide had begun turning to the high-quality smaller economy cars. This was especially prominent in the very lucrative US marketplace. During this time to meet the expansion and growing demand, the company built four new factories in Mexico, New Zealand, Taiwan and South Africa.

In the 1980s the Nissan Motor group initially started to assemble a brand-new manufacturing plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, USA. Once this plant had been finished Nissan only built trucks such as the 720 and the HardBody, since then this plant has produced several cars including most of there SUV lines and today it takes pride to manufacturer the Nissan Leaf, pure electric car.

In 1999 Nissan become part of Renault the french car manufacturer, which is now called the Renault-Nissan Alliance. This partnership between these two great motoring giants now makes it the fourth biggest automaker in the world.

In 2010 Nissan also decided to manufacture the Nissan Leaf in the United Kingdom at their plant in Sunderland. Since the popularity of the leaf, which is now the world's bestselling pure electric car, with total cars sold over 70,000 units in the United States alone and 6000 units delivered in United Kingdom. Nissan has continued its drive into the EV market with the e-nv200 Cargo Van and people carrier vehicle. Nissan have strongly established themselves as a leader in electric car design and manufacturing, where the Japanese market is growing stronger than ever.

For details of the Nissan Leaf and Nissan e-NV200 follow the links.

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