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41 production models

28 discontinued models

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Known by many names, this major Asian conglomerate has been making cars since 1914. Today, Nissan is the third largest automaker in Japan. The Nissan Motor Company took over the Datsun company in 1933 and in 1934 it would take on the name we all know today.

The first Datsun passenger car came off the assembly line in 1935 and pretty soon Nissan started exporting to Australia. In 1937 the Datsun Type 15 becomes the first mass-produced vehicle in Japan, which also comes in mini-pickup and delivery van form.

Ever expanding the production, Nissan decides to expand into the United States. This move from 1958 was made due to the American influence Nissan had thanks to its designer, William R. Gorham. The models exported to the US were 1200 Sedans with a 48 hp engine, a compact pickup with 37 hp which later became a top seller during the 50s.

By the time the 60s rolled in Nissan had already made a name for itself on both sides of the Pacific. Now, the company moves into another part of the market, starting to sell sport cars. At first, it would be the SPL 210, a narrow, high roadster had a folding soft top and a 48hp engine, soon upgraded to a 85hp version.

Catering for the American market, Nissan introduces the Bluebird, with synchronized 3-speed transmission in 1962. In the off-road sector, the Patrol is debuted, with a generous amount of horsepower, that was marketed as being able “to climb trees”. In 1967 the 2000 Roadster is let loose upon the unsuspecting public and onto the racing world which it takes by storm.

The sporty line is continued in the 70s with the “Z” line, one still continued today. The 1970 240Z becomes the best selling sports car in the world by offering quality and comfort at an affordable price. Sales in America start taking off until eventually, in 1975, Datsun becomes the number 1 importer in the States.

Nissan starts expanding during the 80s in order to keep up with demand and opens up new factories. And just when everyone thought that Nissan couldn't get any bigger, along comes a whole new brand of Nissan, one aimed at a more luxurious segment of the market, Infiniti. In 1989, as the Infiniti project getting off the ground, parent company Nissan was celebrating its millionth car built in the US.

As new plants get built throughout the 90s, new models are added to the line up to corner the market. The Altima sedan and the Sentra become front-runners as the best sold models in the Nissan line-up. Next, in 1999, it was time for the European market, Nissan signs an agreement with French manufacturer Renault to use each other's expertise and strengths.

In 2002, the Z concept is resurrected with the 350Z, a sporty car that quickly wins over car enthusiasts but specialists as well. The ewly-formed SUV market will also be represented in the Nissan line-up with the Murano. Now, the boys over at Nissan seem to have a real hard point to make as they've released the GTR, a super-sporty car, the crowning jewel of Nissan motoring and engineering.
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production models:
sort:yearname
NISSAN Altima specs and photos

NISSAN Altima

sedans

Gasoline · Hybrid

7 generations

2022 - present
NISSAN Leaf specs and photos

NISSAN Leaf

hatchbacks

Electric

3 generations

2022 - present
NISSAN Navara / Frontier Double Cab specs and photos

NISSAN Navara / Frontier Double Cab

trucks

Diesel · Gasoline

4 generations

2021 - present
NISSAN Qashqai specs and photos

NISSAN Qashqai

suvs

Diesel · Gasoline · Mild hybrid · Electric

5 generations

2021 - present
NISSAN Pathfinder specs and photos

NISSAN Pathfinder

suvs

Diesel · Gasoline ·

6 generations

2021 - present
NISSAN Armada specs and photos

NISSAN Armada

suvs

Gasoline

4 generations

2020 - present
NISSAN Kicks specs and photos

NISSAN Kicks

suvs

Gasoline

2 generations

2020 - present
NISSAN Rogue specs and photos

NISSAN Rogue

suvs

Gasoline · Hybrid gasoline

5 generations

2020 - present
NISSAN Micra 5 Doors specs and photos

NISSAN Micra 5 Doors

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel ·

11 generations

2020 - present
NISSAN Navara / Frontier King Cab specs and photos

NISSAN Navara / Frontier King Cab

trucks

Gasoline · Diesel

5 generations

2019 - present
NISSAN Titan Crew Cab specs and photos

NISSAN Titan Crew Cab

trucks

Gasoline · Diesel

4 generations

2019 - present
NISSAN Juke specs and photos

NISSAN Juke

suvs

Diesel · Gasoline

2 generations

2019 - present
NISSAN Sentra specs and photos

NISSAN Sentra

sedans

Gasoline

7 generations

2019 - present
NISSAN Murano specs and photos

NISSAN Murano

suvs

Gasoline · Diesel · Hybrid gasoline

4 generations

2018 - present
NISSAN Maxima specs and photos

NISSAN Maxima

sedans

Gasoline

7 generations

2018 - present
NISSAN X-Trail specs and photos

NISSAN X-Trail

suvs

Gasoline · Diesel

5 generations

2017 - present
NISSAN Note specs and photos

NISSAN Note

vans

Gasoline · Diesel

4 generations

2017 - present
NISSAN Serena specs and photos

NISSAN Serena

vans

Diesel · Gasoline · Mild hybrid

5 generations

2016 - present
NISSAN GT-R Nismo specs and photos

NISSAN GT-R Nismo

coupes

Gasoline

2 generations

2019 - present
NISSAN GT-R specs and photos

NISSAN GT-R

coupes

Gasoline

12 generations

2016 - present
NISSAN 370Z Nismo specs and photos

NISSAN 370Z Nismo

coupes

Gasoline

3 generations

2014 - present
NISSAN Patrol LWB specs and photos

NISSAN Patrol LWB

suvs

Diesel · Gasoline

5 generations

2014 - present
NISSAN 370Z Roadster specs and photos

NISSAN 370Z Roadster

convertibles

Gasoline

2 generations

2012 - present
NISSAN 370Z specs and photos

NISSAN 370Z

coupes

Gasoline

2 generations

2012 - present
NISSAN Tiida / Versa Sedan specs and photos

NISSAN Tiida / Versa Sedan

sedans

Gasoline · Diesel

3 generations

2019 - present
NISSAN Quest specs and photos

NISSAN Quest

vans

Gasoline

3 generations

2011 - present
NISSAN Teana specs and photos

NISSAN Teana

sedans

Gasoline

2 generations

2009 - present
NISSAN Almera / Pulsar Sedan specs and photos

NISSAN Almera / Pulsar Sedan

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel

3 generations

2011 - present
NISSAN Almera / Pulsar 5 Doors specs and photos

NISSAN Almera / Pulsar 5 Doors

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel

4 generations

2014 - present
NISSAN Skyline specs and photos

NISSAN Skyline

sedans

Gasoline

3 generations

2006 - present
NISSAN Terrano 5 Doors specs and photos

NISSAN Terrano 5 Doors

suvs

Diesel · Gasoline

6 generations

2013 - present
NISSAN Primera Sedan specs and photos

NISSAN Primera Sedan

sedans

Gasoline · Diesel

5 generations

2002 - present
NISSAN Sunny specs and photos

NISSAN Sunny

sedans

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

2010 - present
NISSAN Ariya specs and photos

NISSAN Ariya

suvs

Electric

1 generation

2020 - present
NISSAN Juke Nismo specs and photos

NISSAN Juke Nismo

suvs

Gasoline

1 generation

2013 - present
NISSAN NV specs and photos

NISSAN NV

vans

Diesel

1 generation

2009 - present
NISSAN Cube specs and photos

NISSAN Cube

vans

Gasoline

1 generation

2008 - present
NISSAN Sakura specs and photos

NISSAN Sakura

vans

Electric

1 generation

2022 - present
NISSAN Grand Livina specs and photos

NISSAN Grand Livina

wagons

Gasoline

1 generation

2006 - present
NISSAN Murano CrossCabriolet specs and photos

NISSAN Murano CrossCabriolet

convertibles

Gasoline

1 generation

2011 - present
NISSAN Z specs and photos

NISSAN Z

coupes

Gasoline

1 generation

2021 - present
 
discontinued models:
sort:yearname
NISSAN 100 NX specs and photos

NISSAN 100 NX

hatchbacks

Gasoline

1 generation

1991 - 1996
NISSAN 200 SX specs and photos

NISSAN 200 SX

coupes

Gasoline

2 generations

1994 - 2000
NISSAN 300 ZX specs and photos

NISSAN 300 ZX

coupes

Gasoline

2 generations

1990 - 1996
NISSAN 350Z specs and photos

NISSAN 350Z

coupes

Gasoline

2 generations

2006 - 2008
NISSAN 350Z Roadster specs and photos

NISSAN 350Z Roadster

convertibles

Gasoline ·

2 generations

2008 - 2009
NISSAN Almera / Pulsar 3 Doors specs and photos

NISSAN Almera / Pulsar 3 Doors

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel

3 generations

2002 - 2007
NISSAN Almera Tino specs and photos

NISSAN Almera Tino

vans

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

2000 - 2006
NISSAN Bluebird Hatchback specs and photos

NISSAN Bluebird Hatchback

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

1986 - 1990
NISSAN Bluebird Sedan specs and photos

NISSAN Bluebird Sedan

sedans

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

1986 - 1990
NISSAN Bluebird Traveller specs and photos

NISSAN Bluebird Traveller

wagons

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

1986 - 1990
NISSAN Liberty specs and photos

NISSAN Liberty

vans

Gasoline

1 generation

1999 - 2004
NISSAN Micra 3 Doors specs and photos

NISSAN Micra 3 Doors

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel

7 generations

2005 - 2007
NISSAN Micra C+C specs and photos

NISSAN Micra C+C

convertibles

Gasoline

1 generation

2005 - 2008
NISSAN NP300 specs and photos

NISSAN NP300

wagons

Diesel

3 generations

2008 - 2015
NISSAN Patrol SWB specs and photos

NISSAN Patrol SWB

suvs

Diesel

3 generations

2004 - 2010
NISSAN Pixo specs and photos

NISSAN Pixo

hatchbacks

Gasoline

1 generation

2009 - 2013
NISSAN Platina specs and photos

NISSAN Platina

sedans

Gasoline

1 generation

2006 - 2010
NISSAN Prairie specs and photos

NISSAN Prairie

vans

Gasoline

1 generation

1989 - 1996
NISSAN Primera Break specs and photos

NISSAN Primera Break

wagons

Gasoline · Diesel

4 generations

2002 - 2007
NISSAN Primera Hatchback specs and photos

NISSAN Primera Hatchback

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel

5 generations

2002 - 2007
NISSAN Sunny 3 Doors specs and photos

NISSAN Sunny 3 Doors

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

1993 - 1995
NISSAN Sunny Hatchback specs and photos

NISSAN Sunny Hatchback

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

1993 - 1995
NISSAN Sunny Sedan specs and photos

NISSAN Sunny Sedan

sedans

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

1993 - 1995
NISSAN Sunny Traveller specs and photos

NISSAN Sunny Traveller

wagons

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

1993 - 1996
NISSAN Terrano 3 Doors specs and photos

NISSAN Terrano 3 Doors

suvs

Diesel · Gasoline

5 generations

2002 - 2006
NISSAN Tiida / Versa specs and photos

NISSAN Tiida / Versa

hatchbacks

Gasoline · Diesel

1 generation

2006 - 2018
NISSAN Titan King Cab specs and photos

NISSAN Titan King Cab

trucks

Gasoline

2 generations

2009 - 2015
NISSAN XTerra specs and photos

NISSAN XTerra

suvs

Gasoline

3 generations

2009 - 2015