Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. Has reached a new milestone of producing 150 million vehicles globally. It has taken 84 years for the Japanese car maker to reach this unique milestone. Nissan Motors was founded in 1933 and today with this rare achievement it stays committed to delivering cars that satisfy its customers. Nissan Motor Co consists of Nissan, Infinity and the Datsun brand globally.
When Nissan reached the 100 million vehicle milestone in 2006, 76.5% of the total vehicles had been produced in Japan. Localization of production accelerated in the past 11 years, during which 76.5% of the 50 million Nissan vehicles were made outside Japan – with 13% made in Europe and the rest around the world including India.
Since 1999 Nissan became a part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance a partnership between the French car maker and the Japanese giant. Famous and loved models from Nissan include the Austin, Fairlady, Bluebird, Skyline, March, Pathfinder, Patrol amd the legendery GT-R.
In 2013 Nissan became the 6th largest automaker in the world and with its Alliance with Renault it is the 4th largest car maker globally. Nissan leads segments in China, Russia and Mexico apart from its home ground Japan. Nissan is also the world’s largest Electric Vehicle maker (EV) with global sales accounting to close to 275,000 as of 2016. Nissan Leaf tops the EV car sales globally and the Japanese car maker has sold more than 240,000 of them globally as on September 2016.
Nissan entered the Indian market in 2008, launched the Micra hatch in 2010 and the Sunny sedan in 2011 with the Terrano SUV launching in 2013. In India Nissan has its manufacturing unit that it shares with its global partner Renault at Oragadam near Chennai. All eyes are set on the compact crossover Kicks that it plans to launch next year. Cheers to Nissan Motor Co for reaching this huge feat.