Nissan (official name Nissan Motor Company Ltd.) is a a multinational company based in Japan - the eighth largest producer of cars and LCVs in the world (OICA, 2009). Nissan was established in 1928 as a holding company named Nippon Sangyo. It was listed with abbreviation in the Tokyo stock market, which ended up in being Nissan in the 1930s. By WWII it included 74 companies and was Japan's fourth largest concern. In 1931 Nissan bought shares from DAT Motors, which it merged with its own Tobata Casting in 1933. This is the year in which the company officially entered the automobile manufacturing market. DAT Motors was established in 1914 as a truck manufacturer. Its name was an abbreviation of the family names of its founders. In 1931 it produced the first supermini Datson car (the "son" of the already existing larger DAT car). When Nissan took control of Dat Motors, the name of the car was changed to Datsun, as "son" in Japanese meant "loss". In 1934 the car production division was separated as a new subsidiary called Nissan Motor Co. It was in the 1950s that the company endeavored a huge expansion overseas - first in America and then in Europe through several alliances. It started with the introduction of the small Datsun car. Then in 1966 Nissan entered the upmarket segment by merging with Prince Motor Company and its flagship models Skyline and Gloria. Through constant incorporation of the latest technical achievements and its appealing Italianate design Nissan became one of the world's largest exporters of automobiles by 1970s. Some of the most noteworthy Nissan models of that time were the Datsun Fairlady roadster, Datsun 510, Datsun 240Z and the 411 series. The 1970s oil crisis lead to an increasing the demand of quality small cars, which resulted in further worldwide expansion of Nissan. In 1986 the Datsun name was dropped. In 1989 the company launched its new luxury brand Infinity. Ten yeas later, in 1999, due to severe financial problems Nissan made an alliance with Renault and the company's CEO Carlos Ghosn launched his Nissan Revival Plan, which is considered to be one of the most impressive corporate twists in history. The current Nissan portfolio includes the following sedans: Altima, Bluebird Sylphy, Cedric Y31, Tiida, Teana, Sentra, Maxima, Fuga; hatchbacks: Rogue, Note; coupes: Altima, 370Z/Z34 (also a roadster), Skyline GT-R; pick-up trucks: Navara (Frontier); SUVs: Armada, X-TRAIL, Xterra, Pathfinder, Qashqai, Patrol, Murano, Juke; MPVs: Note, Elgrand, Cube. Technical specifications and details for particular models by Nissan may be examined by clicking on the model name from the list below.
|Leopard 180 F Hardtop F30||1981||~ 1.8 l (1770 cc)||77 kW (105 ps)||146 Nm (107 ft-lb)||-||4630.00 mm||1701.00 mm||1345.00 mm|
|Leopard Turbo 200 XS-II F31||1986||~ 2.0 l (1998 cc)||114 kW (155 ps)||210 Nm (154 ft-lb)||-||4679.00 mm||1690.00 mm||1371.00 mm|
|Leopard Turbo F31||1986||~ 2.0 l (1998 cc)||114 kW (155 ps)||--||-||4795.00 mm||1690.00 mm||1379.00 mm|
|Leopard V6 F31||1986||~ 3.0 l (2960 cc)||190 kW (258 ps)||343 Nm (253 ft-lb)||-||4795.00 mm||1690.00 mm||1379.00 mm|
|Leopard V6 F31||1986||~ 3.0 l (2960 cc)||136 kW (185 ps)||246 Nm (181 ft-lb)||-||4795.00 mm||1690.00 mm||1379.00 mm|
|Leopard F31||1988||~ 3.0 l (2960 cc)||147 kW (200 ps)||261 Nm (192 ft-lb)||-||4806.00 mm||1690.00 mm||1371.00 mm|
|Leopard F31||1988||~ 2.0 l (1998 cc)||84 kW (115 ps)||163 Nm (120 ft-lb)||179 km/h||4694.00 mm||1690.00 mm||1371.00 mm|
|Leopard F31||1988||~ 2.0 l (1998 cc)||154 kW (209 ps)||265 Nm (195 ft-lb)||220 km/h||4694.00 mm||1690.00 mm||1371.00 mm|
|Leopard F31||1988||~ 3.0 l (2960 cc)||187 kW (254 ps)||343 Nm (253 ft-lb)||231 km/h||4806.00 mm||1690.00 mm||1371.00 mm|
|Leopard XJ Four Y33||1999||~ 2.5 l (2498 cc)||173 kW (235 ps)||276 Nm (203 ft-lb)||-||4896.00 mm||1765.00 mm||1446.00 mm|
|Leopard XR Y33||1999||~ 3.0 l (2987 cc)||169 kW (230 ps)||293 Nm (216 ft-lb)||-||4896.00 mm||1765.00 mm||1424.00 mm|
|Leopard XJ 2.5 Y33||1999||~ 2.5 l (2495 cc)||139 kW (189 ps)||235 Nm (173 ft-lb)||-||4896.00 mm||1765.00 mm||1424.00 mm|
|Leopard XJ Y33||1999||~ 2.0 l (1998 cc)||92 kW (125 ps)||168 Nm (123 ft-lb)||-||4896.00 mm||1765.00 mm||1424.00 mm|
|Leopard XV-G Y33||1999||~ 3.0 l (2987 cc)||198 kW (270 ps)||369 Nm (272 ft-lb)||-||4896.00 mm||1765.00 mm||1424.00 mm|
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