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Company Development, Heritage

First half of the history of Nissan
History of Nissan

1940's

Year Company Heritage Development Heritage
1940
1940
  • Mar The first knockdown (KD) units are shipped to Dowa Jidosha Kogyo in Manchuria.
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1941
1941
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Nissan Truck Model 180

  • Feb Nissan Truck Model 180
  • Feb Nissan Bus Model 190
1942
1942
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1943
1943
  • Aug Construction of the Yoshiwara Plant is completed. (Operations begin in October 1943.)
  • Dec World War II progresses: production of cars and trucks is completely stopped.
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1944
1944
  • Sep The head office is moved to Nihonbashi, Tokyo, and the Company name is changed to Nissan Heavy Industries, Ltd.
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1945
1945
  • Nov The first postwar-manufactured car rolls off the line.
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1946
1946
  • Jan Headquarters returns to Yokohama.
  • Aug Research and development of textile machinery begins.
  • Aug Nissan Truck Model 1121
1947
1947
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Tama Electric Car E4S47


Tama Truck EOT47

  • Feb Nissan Truck Model 2124
  • May Tama Electric Car E4S47
  • May Tama Truck EOT47
  • Nov Datsun Passenger car Model DA
1948
1948
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Datsun Passenger car Model DB

  • Mar Datsun Passenger car Model DB
1949
1949
  • Aug Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is reestablished as the Company name.
  • Feb Nissan Bus Model 290
  • --- Datsun Truck Model 3135

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