2000s

2000's

Nissan GT-R R35

Since the 1990s, Nissan has focused its attention on environmental and safety automotive technologies.
In 2000, the Sentra CA — a super ultra-low emission vehicle (SULEV) whose exhaust was said to be cleaner than city air — was launched in the California market. In Japan, the 2003 Nissan Bluebird Sylphy became the first domestic vehicle to be certified as emitting 75% less pollution than the 2005 emission standards.

Nissan also debuted the Hypermini Model EA0 — an innovative, compact EV featuring a lightweight aluminum body — in 2000 and conducted large-scale verification tests in two cities. The acquisition of valuable data such as drivers' usage patterns and usability created a foundation for subsequent EV development.

Representative models of this period include the X-Trail (2000), a full-size SUV that became a huge hit globally; the Fairlady Z (2002), which made a comeback after a short hiatus; the Murano (2002), an innovative crossover SUV; the new-generation compact Tiida (2004) and Note N (2005) — which became global hits, including in Japan — and the Nissan GT-R (2007), which spun off from the Skyline and evolved into a super sports car.

2000

January
February

Hypermini Model EA0

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

Hypermini Model EA0

Hypermini Model EA0

March
April

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.

June
July
August

Bluebird Sylphy Model G10

Bluebird Sylphy Model G10

Bluebird Sylphy Model G10

September
October

X-TRAIL Model T30

X-TRAIL Model T30

X-TRAIL Model T30

November

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

December

2001

January

Cima Model F50

↳ World-first: Lane Keep Assistance System (straight-line)

Primeraodel Model P12

Cima Model F50

Cima Model F50

February
March

Vehicle production at the Murayama Plant ceases.

April

Caravan Model E25

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.

May
June

Skyline Model V35

↳ World-first: Active Seat Cushion

Skyline Model V35

Skyline Model V35

July
August
September
October

Stagea Model M35

Stagea Model M35

Stagea Model M35

November
December

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

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

2002

January

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

February

March Model K12

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

March Model K12

March Model K12

March

Nissan owns 13.5% of Renault's share capital.

April

Moco Model SA0

Nissan enters minicar market by Moco.

Moco Model SA0

Moco Model SA0

May

Elgrand Model E51

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

June
July

Fairlady Z Model Z33

Fairlady Z Model Z33

Fairlady Z Model Z33

August
September
October

Cube Model Z11

Cube Model Z11

Cube Model Z11

November

Infiniti G35 Sport Sedan and Sport Coupe win MOTOR TREND'S "2003 Car of The Year" in U.S.

December

2003

January

Nissan opens Nissan design centre Europe in London.

Nissan opens Nissan design centre Europe in London.
February

Teana Model J31

Teana Model J31

Teana Model J31

March
April
May

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

Nissan inaugurates new plant in Canton, Mississippi.
June

Presage Model U31

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

Presage Model U31

Presage Model U31

July

World-first: Plasmacluster Ion TM Air Conditioner offered as an option for all vehicles

August

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

September

Cube Cubic Model GZ11
Clipper Model U71/U72

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

Cube Cubic Model GZ11

Cube Cubic Model GZ11

October

President Model PF50

Nissan and Nissan Diesel establish joint small truck company.

President Model PF50

President Model PF50

November

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

December

Nissan to launch limited leasing of the 2003 model X-TRAIL FCV.
Nissan Bluebird Sylphy certified as Japan's first SULEV.

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

2004

January
February
March

Alliance Vision - Destination.

April

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.

June

Nissan announces relocation of Global Headquarters to Yokohama in 2010.
Nissan announces new strategy for Egypt.

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

Nissan announces Vehicle Recycling Fees for Japan.

August
September

Tiida Model C11
Murano Model Z50

Nissan unveils Six New Models for Japan.

Tiida Model C11

Tiida Model C11

October

Fuga Model Y50
Tiida Latio Model SC11

Fuga Model Y50

Fuga Model Y50

November
December

Lafesta Model B30

Lafesta Model B30

Lafesta Model B30

2005

January

Note Model E11

Note Model E11

Note Model E11

February

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

March
April

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

May

Serena Model C25

Serena Model C25

Serena Model C25

June

Otti Model H91

Infiniti launches full luxury lineup in Taiwan.
Oman becomes home to world's largest Nissan showroom.
Nissan India subsidiary begins operations.

Oman becomes home to world's largest Nissan showroom.
July
August
September

Nissan delivers on 1 million commitment.

October
November

Wingroad Model Y12

Wingroad Model Y12

Wingroad Model Y12

December

Bluebird Sylphy Model G11

X-TRAIL Model T30

World-first: Clear exterior paint that can self-repair scratches

Bluebird Sylphy Model G11

Bluebird Sylphy Model G11

2006

January
February

Moco Model SA1

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

Moco Model SA1

Moco Model SA1

March
April

Infiniti to launch across Europe in 2008.

May
June

Nissan reaches 100 millionth production milestone.

July
August

World-first: Hydrogen-free, Diamond-Like Carbon coating

September

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

October

Otti Model H92

Otti Model H92

Otti Model H92

November

Skyline Model V36

↳ World-first: Four-Wheel Active Steering System

Skyline Model V36

Skyline Model V36

December

AD Expert Model VY12
AD Model VY12

Nissan announces "NISSAN GREEN PROGRAM 2010."
Nissan inaugurates new design center in Atsugi, Japan.

AD Model VY12

AD Model VY12

2007

January

Atlas Model H43
Pino Model TA0

Pino Model TA0

Pino Model TA0

February
March

Nissan introduces Innovative Engine Valve Control Technology.

Nissan introduces Innovative Engine Valve Control Technology.
April
May

Dualis Model J10

Qashqai awarded Five Stars by EURO NCAP.

Dualis Model J10

Dualis Model J10

June

Atlas Model F24

July

Micra C+C Model ZK12

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

Micra C+C Model ZK12

Micra C+C Model ZK12

August

X-TRAIL Model T31

September

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

Nissan opens new
October

World-first: Around View Monitor (bird's-eye view of the vehicle)

November
December

GT-R Model R35

↳ World-first: Independent transaxle 4WD

Fuga Model Y50

↳ World-first: Intelligent Pedal (Distance Control Assist)

GT-R Model R35

GT-R Model R35

2008

January
February

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

March
April

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.

June

Teana Model J32

Teana Model J32

Teana Model J32

July

Nissan endorsed as Eco First Company.

August
September

Murano Model Z51

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".

Murano Model Z51

Murano Model Z51

October

Kix Model PA0

Nissan Gulf begins operations in the Middle East.

Kix Model PA0

Kix Model PA0

November

Cube Model Z12

World-first: Ultra-low precious metal catalyst

NISSAN GT-R receives the 2008-2009 Japan Car of the Year Special Award for Most Advanced Technology.

Cube Model Z12

Cube Model Z12

December

Fairlady Z Model Z34

↳ World-first: Six-speed manual transmission with Synchronized Rev Control

Fairlady Z Model Z34

Fairlady Z Model Z34

2009

January
February
March
April
May

NV200 Vanette Model M20

NV200 Vanette Model M20

NV200 Vanette Model M20

June

Nissan inaugurates new plant in St. Petersburg, Russia

July

Skyline Crossover Model J50

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

Skyline Crossover Model J50

Skyline Crossover Model J50

August

Inauguration of new Nissan Global Headquarters.

Inauguration of new Nissan Global Headquarters.
September
October

Fairlady Z Roadster Model Z34

Fairlady Z Roadster Model Z34

Fairlady Z Roadster Model Z34

November

Fuga Model Y51

Nissan NV200 awarded International Van of the Year 2010 in Europe

Fuga Model Y51

Fuga Model Y51

December

Roox Model VA0

Nissan begins local production in Vietnam.

Roox Model VA0

Roox Model VA0