What Country is Nissan From?

February 12th, 2019 by
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Have you been wondering “what country makes Nissan?” The Nissan country of origin is Japan, with the headquarters in Nishi-ku, Yokohama. The Nissan Motor Company consists of four divisions–Nissan, Infiniti, Nismo, and Datsun–and they’ve become the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer selling 320,000 all-electric vehicles all over the world. While the company is based in Japan, they have manufacturing facilities in Tennesse and Mississippi. Learn more about where Nissan vehicles are made and explore the brand’s history at Scott Evans Nissan near Villa Rica. Contact us if you have any questions.

 

Where are Nissan Models Built?

Nissan models are built all over the globe, with manufacturing plants located in Japan, North America, and other locations. Some of the most prominent plants include:

  • Tochigi, Japan Facility – Here they focus on high-performance models like the GTR and 3702.
  • Oppama, Japan Facility – Here, smaller entry-level cars, including the Versa, are built.
  • Smyrna, Tennessee & Canton, Mississippi (United States) Facilities – These focus on a broad range of Nissan cars like the Altima and Maxima to the Titan and Frontier pickups.
  • Aguas Calientes, Mexico Facility – Here you specifically find the Sentra.

The Nissan Motor Company’s History: Important Events

1935-1965:

  • The first full-service manufacturing plant finished construction in 1935
  • Nissan Motor Company became the 4th largest automaker by World War II
  • Between 1953 and 1959, over 20,700 Austin vehicles were built

1965-1988:

  • In 1967, the new Nissan L engine was released
  • In 1969, the Datsun 240z was introduced
  • New factories were built in the U.S., Taiwan, New Zealand, and Australia
  • The popular Leaf, Pathfinder, Maxima, and Altima were produced

1985-2000+:

  • In 1985, production exceeded 40 million units
  • In 1987, the Cedric Model Y31 was introduced and won “Car of the Year”
  • By 2000, Nissan began to focus on the EV market leading to the EV Hypermini
  • The success from the Hypermini encouraged Nissan to enter in the minicar market

Test Drive a New Nissan at Scott Evans Nissan

Explore our new Nissan inventory, compare our models, or take your favorite for a test drive around Newnan or Douglasville.  Whether you’re interested in the Armada or the new Nissan Rogue, you’re sure to find a fully-capable model for you and your driving needs. Learn more at Scott Evans Nissan when you make the trip to our showroom or contact us today and compare buying vs. leasing.

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