Ten fun facts about Nissan

Fact 1
This car giant was founded in the year 1933 and the company has its headquarters situated in Nishi-ku, Yokohoma, in Japan.

Fact 2
Nissan was known by the brand name ‘Datsun’ earlier and the Nissan cars sold before bore the same name.

Fact 3
Nissan has been in a successful partnership with the French car manufacturer Renault, as part of the deal both have shares invested in each other, with Renault having a higher share in Nissan that Nissan does in Renault.

Fact 4
The company’s efficient Nissan VQ engines have topped many top ten best engine lists all over the world.

Fact 5
Today, Carlos Ghosn is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the company, while Toshiyuki Shiga holds the President and COO position.

Fact 6
The first name used for the company in the year 1911 was The Kwaishinsha

Fact 7
Motor Car Works, with the DAT being the car manufacturer’s first offering.

Fact 8
The Altima hybrid prototype was launched in the year 2004 by Nissan and it was part of a partnership with the Toyota brand.

Fact 9
Nissan has forayed into the area of electric car manufacturing and it released some of its electric cars in the European market in the year 2010.

Fact 10
The company reached out to foreign markets to expand its base in the early 1950s and this was a fruitful initiative.

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Short about Nissan
Is an automobile manufacturer that is based in Japan and is now the sixth biggest worldwide as of the year 2011

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