1940's

1940

Company Heritage

Mar

  • The first knockdown (KD) units are shipped to Dowa Jidosha Kogyo in Manchuria.

1941

Development Heritage(Japan)

Feb

  • Nissan Truck Model 180

  • Nissan Bus Model 190

1942

1943

Company Heritage

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.

1944

Company Heritage

Sep

  • The head office is moved to Nihonbashi, Tokyo, and the Company name is changed to Nissan Heavy Industries, Ltd.

1945

Company Heritage

Nov

  • The first postwar-manufactured car rolls off the line.

1946

Company Heritage

Jan

  • Headquarters returns to Yokohama.

Aug

  • Research and development of textile machinery begins.
Development Heritage(Japan)

Aug

  • Nissan Truck Model 1121

1947

Development Heritage(Japan)

Feb

  • Nissan Truck Model 2124

May

  • Tama Electric Car E4S47

  • Tama Truck EOT47

Nov

  • Datsun Passenger car Model DA

1948

Development Heritage(Japan)

    Mar

  • Datsun Passenger car Model DB

1949

Company Heritage

Aug

  • Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is reestablished as the Company name.
Development Heritage(Japan)

Feb

  • Nissan Bus Model 290

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  • Datsun Truck Model 3135