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Nissan Motor Corporation

The name ‘Nissan’ first originated during the 1930s as an abbreviation used on the Tokyo stock market for its holding company: “Nihon Sangyo” which at the time controlled foundries and auto parts businesses. In 1931 the DAT Motorcar Co, a private auto company, became affiliated and was merged with one of Nissan’s casting companies, Tobata Casting, and this was the beginning of Nissan’s automobile manufacturing. The expanded automobile parts division of Tobata Casting was later separated and incorporated it as a new subsidiary and Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. was established in 1934 by Yoshisuke Aikawa.

In 2013 the Nissan Motor Co was the sixth largest automaker in the world and is headquartered in Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan. Since 1999, there has been a partnership between Nissan and French automaker Renault. with Renault holding a 43.4% stake in Nissan, and Nissan a 15% stake in Renault. Taken together, the Renault–Nissan Alliance would be the world’s fourth largest automaker.

With recent technological advancements shown in vehicles like the Nissan LEAF, the brand continues to grow from strength to strength. With 18 vehicles available in their South African range as of 2016, the brand covers a number of different shapes and functions with its offerings.


Nissan Used Cars – Available Models

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