2000's

2000

Company Heritage

Feb

  • Nissan begins sales of the super ultra low emission vehicle (SULEV) Sentra CA in California.

Apr

  • Nissan Motor Manufacturing Corporation U.S.A is merged into Nissan North America, Inc.

May

  • Nissan starts to sell Renault vehicles through its domestic dealers.
  • Nissan announces its long-term strategy in the Mercosur market (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) with Renault support.

Nov

  • Nissan 1.8 liter engine (QG18DE) of Bluebird Sylphy receives RJC the Technology of the Year Award.
Development Heritage(Japan)

Feb

  • Hypermini Model EA0

Aug

  • Bluebird Sylphy Model G10

Oct

  • X-TRAIL Model T30

2001

Company Heritage

Mar

  • Vehicle production at the Murayama Plant ceases.

Apr

  • Nissan and Suzuki Motor Corporation reach the agreement that Suzuki will supply mini-vehicles to Nissan on an OEM bases.
  • Nissan starts the construction of vehicle assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi.
  • Nissan launches driving tests of the Xterra FCV, a direct-hydrogen-fueled fuel cell vehicle, on public roads this month, based at a facility in Sacramento, CA in the US.

Dec

  • Nissan and Renault inaugurate the first new common plant in Brazil.

Development Heritage(Japan)

Jan

  • Cima Model F50

  • Primeraodel P12

Apr

  • Caravan Model E25

Jun

  • Skyline Model V35

Oct

  • Stagea Model M35

2002

Company Heritage

Jan

  • Nissan Altima wins "2002 North American Car of the Year Award".

Feb

  • Nissan announces NRP conclusion one year earlier than planned.
  • Renault raises its stake in Nissan to 44.4%.

Mar

  • Nissan owns 13.5% of Renault's share capital.

Apr

  • Nissan enters minicar market by Moco.

May

  • The company announces new three-year business plan NISSAN 180.
  • Nissan increases its stake in Renault to 15%.

Nov

  • Infiniti G35 Sport Sedan and Sport Coupe win MOTOR TREND'S "2003 Car of The Year" in U.S.
Development Heritage(Japan)

Feb

  • March Model K12

Apr

  • Moco Model SA0

May

  • Elgrand Model E51

Jul

  • Fairlady Z Model Z33

Oct

  • Cube Model Z11

2003

Company Heritage

Jan

  • Nissan opens Nissan design centre Europe in London.

May

  • Nissan reports record profitability with 10.8% operating margin for FY 2002.
  • Nissan inaugurates new plant in Canton, Mississippi.

Jun

  • Nissan and Dongfeng announce the establishment of Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd. in China.

Aug

  • Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors reach Product Supply Agreement on a Mini-Commercial Vehicle.

Sep

  • Nissan to establish new sales company in Russia.
  • Integration of service & support companies of Nissan and its group companies.

Oct

  • Nissan and Nissan Diesel establish joint small truck company.

Nov

  • Teana received Special Award (Best Value) of The Japan Car of The Year Award 2003-2004.

Dec

  • Nissan to launch limited leasing of the 2003 model X-TRAIL FCV.

  • Nissan Bluebird Sylphy certified as Japan's first SULEV.
Development Heritage(Japan)

Feb

  • Teana Model J31

Jun

  • Presage Model U31

Sep

  • Cube Cubic Model GZ11

  • Clipper Model U71/U72

Oct

  • President Model PF50

2004

Company Heritage

Mar

  • Alliance Vision - Destination.

Apr

  • Nissan reports record operating profits of 825 billion yen and operating profit margin of 11.1%.

May

  • Nissan Korea unveils Infiniti launch strategy.
  • Dongfeng Motor Company Passenger Vehicle's Guangzhou Huadu Plant goes into operation.

Jun

  • Nissan announces relocation of Global Headquarters to Yokohama in 2010.

  • Nissan announces new strategy for Egypt.

Jul

  • Nissan announces Vehicle Recycling Fees for Japan.

Sep

  • Nissan unveils Six New Models for Japan.

Development Heritage(Japan)

Sep

  • Tiida Model C11

  • Murano Model Z50

Oct

  • Fuga Model Y50

  • Tiida Latio Model SC11

Dec

  • Lafesta Model B30

2005

Company Heritage

Feb

  • Nissan Sets Up ASEAN Regional HQs in Singapore.
  • Nissan Motor to Enter Pakistan Market.

Apr

  • Nissan establishes new sales company in Ukraine.
  • Nissan opens Management Institute.
  • Nissan reports record results for FY04-Nissan Value-Up business plan unveiled.

Jun

  • Infiniti launches full luxury lineup in Taiwan.
  • Oman becomes home to world's largest Nissan showroom.

  • Nissan India subsidiary begins operations.

Sep

  • Nissan delivers on 1 million commitment.
Development Heritage(Japan)

Jan

  • Note Model E11

May

  • Serena Model C25

Jun

  • Otti Model H91

Nov

  • Wingroad Model Y12

Dec

  • Bluebird Sylphy Model G11

2006

Company Heritage

Feb

  • Newly-completed Dongfeng Nissan Engine Plant to produce all-new HR and MR engines.

Apr

  • Infiniti to launch across Europe in 2008.

Jun

  • Nissan reaches 100 millionth production milestone.

Sep

  • AB Volvo to acquire Nissan's remaining 6% stake in Nissan Diesel.

Dec

  • Nissan announces "NISSAN GREEN PROGRAM 2010."

  • Nissan inaugurates new design center in Atsugi, Japan.

Development Heritage(Japan)

Feb

  • Moco Model SA1

Oct

  • Otti Model H92

Nov

  • Skyline Model V36

Dec

  • AD Expert Model VY12
  • AD Model VY12

2007

Company Heritage

Mar

  • Nissan introduces Innovative Engine Valve Control Technology.

May

  • Qashqai awarded Five Stars by EURO NCAP.

Jul

  • Nissan opens new Field Quality Center to focus on vehicle quality improvement process.

Sep

  • Renault-Nissan Alliance to create new technology and business center in India.
  • Nissan opens new "GRANDRIVE" proving ground in Oppama. (Japan)

Oct

  • Nissan introduces world's first Around View Monitor.

Development Heritage(Japan)

Jan

  • Atlas Model H43
  • Pino Model TA0

May

  • Dualis Model J10

Jun

  • Atlas Model F24

Jul

  • Micra C+C Model ZK12

Aug

  • X-TRAIL Model T31

Oct

  • GT-R R35

2008

Company Heritage

Feb

  • Renault and Nissan sign MOU with government of Tamil Nadu for industrial automotive facility in Chennai. (India)

Apr

  • Global sales of Nissan's TIIDA top one Million.
  • Nissan Advanced Technology Center awarded highest CASBEE ranking.

May

  • NISSAN GT 2012 midterm business plan unveiled.

Jul

  • Nissan endorsed as Eco First Company.

Sep

  • Nissan releases new clean diesel X-TRAIL "20GT".

  • Nissan applies breakthrough technologies in Manufacturing Paintshops.

  • Nissan sets up new car rental company with Nissan Financial Services, Co., Ltd.
  • Nissan announces Midterm Quality Improvement Program "Quality Leadership".

Oct

  • Nissan Gulf begins operations in the Middle East.

Nov

  • NISSAN GT-R receives the 2008-2009 Japan Car of the Year Special Award for Most Advanced Technology.
  • Nissan introduces Ultra-Low Precious Metal Catalyst on new Cube.
Development Heritage(Japan)

Jun

  • Teana Model J32

Sep

  • Murano Model Z51

Oct

  • Kix Model PA0

Nov

  • Cube Model Z12

Dec

  • Fairlady Z Model Z34

2009

Company Heritage

Jun

  • Nissan inaugurates new plant in St. Petersburg, Russia

Jul

  • Nissan introduces new Dual Injector System for improved fuel efficiency in gasoline engines.

Aug

  • Inauguration of new Nissan Global Headquarters.

Nov

  • Nissan NV200 awarded International Van of the Year 2010 in Europe

Dec

  • Nissan begins local production in Vietnam.
Development Heritage(Japan)

May

  • NV200 Vanette Model M20

Jul

  • Skyline Crossover Model J50

Oct

  • Fairlady Z Roadster Model Z34

Nov

  • Fuga Model Y51

Dec

  • Roox Model VA0