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Nissan Motors

Nissan Motors
Company nameNissan Motor Company Ltd
Nissan Jidosha Kabushiki-gaisha
Company typePublic company (Tyo - 7201, Pinksheets - NSANY)
Slogan"SHIFT_the way you move"
*Automotive *Financial services *Engineering
FoundedDecember 26, 1933
*Masujiro Hashimoto *Kenjiro Den *Rokuro Aoyama *Meitaro Takeuchi *Yoshisuke Aikawa
HeadquartersNishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan
(Officially registered in Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa)
Area servedWorldwide
Key people
*Carlos Ghosn (Chairman & CEO) *Toshiyuki Shiga (President and COO)
*Automobiles *Outboard Motors *Forklift Trucks
Production output (+) 4,080,588 units (2010)
Revenue(+)   (FY2011)
Net income(+)   (FY2011)
Total assets(+)   (FY2011)
Employees155,099 (2011)
Divisions*Infiniti *NISMO *Infiniti Performance Line
*Nissan Forklift *Nissan Marine *Autech

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|} (Tyo - 7201), usually shortened to Nissan (c-eniconˈniːsɑːn or c-enukˈnɪsæn; Japanese: -janisːaɴ), is a multinational automaker headquartered in Japan. It was formerly a core member of the Nissan Group, but has become more independent after its restructuring under Carlos Ghosn (CEO).

It formerly marketed vehicles under the "Datsun" brand name and is one of the largest car manufacturers in the world. As of 2011, the company's global headquarters is located in Nishi-ku, Yokohama. In 1999, Nissan entered a two way alliance with Renault S.A. of France, which owns 43.4% of Nissan while Nissan holds 15% of Renault shares, as of 2008. The current market share of Nissan, along with Honda and Toyota, in American auto sales represent the largest of the automotive firms based in Asia that have been increasingly encroaching on the historically dominant US-based "Big Three" consisting of GM, Ford and Chrysler. In its home market, Nissan became the second largest car manufacturer in 2011, surpassing Honda with Toyota still very much the dominant first. Along with its normal range of models, Nissan also produces a range of luxury models branded as Infiniti.

The Nissan VQ engines, of V6 configuration, have been featured among Ward's 10 Best Engines for 14 straight years.

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