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Year Company Heritage Development Heritage
  • Mar Nissan announces the start of production for all-new march in Thailand.
  • Apr Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG announce wide-ranging strategic cooperation.
  • May Nissan announces the start of commercial production of Micra in Chennai, India.
  • Sep Dongfeng Nissan unveils new brand "Venucia" for China.
  • Sep Nissan increases production capacity in China with Zhengzhou Nissan second plant.
  • Sep Nissan and Sumitomo establish joint research company for promotion of "4R Energy" business.
  • Oct Nissan spins off machinery division into separate company.
  • Oct Production of 100% electric, Zero-emission Nissan LEAF begins at Oppama Plant.
  • Nov Nissan LEAF wins 2011 European Car Of The Year.
  • Dec Nissan LEAF debuts in Japan.
  • Dec Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors to expand scope of cooperation.

Juke Model F15

March Model K13

Elgrand Model E52

Fuga Hybrid Model HY51

Serena Model C26

Leaf Model ZE0

  • Jun Juke Model F15
  • Jul March Model K13
  • Aug Elgrand Model E52
  • Oct Fuga Hybrid Model HY51
  • Nov Serena Model C26
  • Dec Leaf Model ZE0
  • Jan Official Nissan's entry into U.S. commercial vehicle market by launching NV3500.
  • Mar Production plants in Japan suspend operations due to the effects of the Great East Japan Earthquake.
    Operations resume gradually from mid-April.
  • Apr Nissan LEAF wins 2011 World Car Of The Year.
  • May Nissan NV200 selected as New York City's "Taxi Of Tomorrow."
  • Jun Nissan LEAF tops 10,000 sales globally.
  • Jun Nissan's Iwaki Plant produces six millionth engine.
  • Jun Nissan Micra / March tops six million sales globally.
  • Jun Establishment of new minicar joint venture with Mitsubishi.
  • Jun Nissan Power 88 midterm business plan announced.
  • Aug Nissan unveils new home power supply system through Nissan LEAF.
  • Oct New Nissan Motor Kyushu Co., Ltd. begins operations.
  • Oct Nissan launches comprehensive strategy for Brazil; All-new manufacturing plant to open in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2014.
  • Oct Nissan announces new mid-term environmental plan "Nissan Green Program 2016 (NGP2016)".
  • Dec Aichi Machine Industry to Become Nissan Wholly-Owned Subsidiary.
  • Dec Nissan LEAF Wins Car of the Year Japan 2011-2012, 2011-2012 JAHFA Car of the Year and Car Design Awards.


Highway STAR

  • Feb Moco
  • Jun Lafesta Highway STAR
  • May Infiniti opens new headquarters in Hong Kong.
  • May Nissan and Nichicon to Launch the "LEAF to Home" Power Supply System With "EV Power Station".
  • Nov Note Wins RJC Car of the Year.

Cima HGY51

NV350 Caravan E26

Note E12

Latio N17


  • Apr Cima HGY51
  • Jun NV350 Caravan E26
  • Aug Note E12
  • Oct Latio N17
  • Dec SYLPHY B17
  • Jan The strategic cooperation between Daimler and the Renault-Nissan Alliance forms agreement with Ford to accelerate commercialization of fuel cell electric vehicle technology.
  • Feb Renault-Nissan Alliance opens bigger Silicon Valley Research Center to enhance advanced research and development.
  • Jun Nissan releases all-new DAYZ.
  • Jul Datsun is Back with All-New Datsun GO for the New Risers.
  • Aug Nissan announces unprecedented autonomous drive benchmarks.
  • Sep Datsun Unveils All New Datsun GO+ and Confirms 2014 Line-up for its Return to Indonesia.
  • Sep Nissan and Tan Chong to Assemble Vehicles in Myanmar.
  • Nov Nissan inaugurates all-new Aguascalientes, Mexico plant, building on a reputation for quality and efficiency.







  • Apr NT450ATLAS H44
  • Jun DAYZ B21W
  • Dec NV100 CLIPPER DR64V
  • Dec NT100 CLIPPER DR16T
  • Dec X-TRAIL T32
  • Feb Nissan and Bhutan partner on breakthrough national EV strategy.
  • Apr Datsun makes its Russian debut with all-new Datsun on-DO.
  • Apr Renault and Nissan launch projects to accelerate Alliance synergies.
  • Apr Nissan inaugurates automotive complex in Brazil.
  • Apr Nissan leads the way in vehicle assembly after new Nigeria automotive policy introduction.
  • May Nissan’s second 100% electric vehicle e-NV200 starts global production in Barcelona.
  • Jun Nissan Introduces Its First All-electric Commercial Vehicle "e-NV200".
  • Jun Datsun announces its introduction in South Africa.
  • Jun The all-new NP300 Navara global launch.
  • Jun Infiniti Decherd Powertrain Plant Begins Assembly of 2.0L Turbo Engines for Infiniti Q50 and MercedesBenz C-Class.
  • Jun Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler expand cooperation with new plant in Mexico.
  • Jul Nissan and City Football Group establish global football partnership.




e-NV200 ME0

  • Feb TEANA L33
  • Feb DAYZ ROOX B21A
  • Feb SKYLINE V37
  • Oct e-NV200 ME0
  • Jan All-new Nissan X-Trail wins car of the year 2014 in China.
  • Jan Nissan announces partnership with NASA to jointly develop and deploy autonomous drive vehicles.
  • Apr Daimler & Renault-Nissan Alliance expand cooperation to 1-ton pickup trucks.
  • Sep Daimler and Renault-Nissan Alliance break ground for new joint venture plant in Mexico.
  • Oct Nissan conducts first on-road test of prototype vehicle featuring piloted drive on highway and city/urban roads.

X-Trail Hybrid T32

  • Apr X-Trail Hybrid T32
  • Jan Renault-Nissan to launch more than 10 vehicles with autonomous drive technology over the next four years.
  • Mar Nissan announces ‘Nissan Intelligent Mobility’ vision – building on company leadership in electrification and vehicle intelligence.
  • May Nissan unveils Kicks, its all-new global compact crossover in Brazil.
  • May Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors forge strategic alliance.
  • Jul Nissan’s new Serena ProPILOT technology makes autonomous drive first for Japanese automakers.
  • Aug Nissan unveils world’s first Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell vehicle.
  • Aug INFINITI VC-Turbo: The world’s first production-ready variable compression ratio engine.
  • Sep Nissan’s past, present and future go on show in the heart of Tokyo.
  • Oct Nissan strengthens alliance with acquisition of 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors.
  • Nov Nissan introduces new electric-motor drivetrain: e-POWER.
  • Nov Nissan wins RJC Car of the Year and Technology of the Year awards.

Serena C27

Note e-POWER E12

  • Aug Serena C27
  • Nov Note e-POWER E12
  • Jan Nissan and Tan Chong begin vehicle assembly in Myanmar.
  • Mar Renault-Nissan Alliance forms light commercial vehicle business unit.
  • Jun Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors join forces to offer financial services
  • Aug Renault-Nissan Alliance and Dongfeng Motor Group Co., Ltd. forge partnership to co-develop electric vehicles in China
  • Nov Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022 Midterm Plan
  • Dec Nissan earns top rating among global businesses on water management
  • Dec Nissan to launch car-sharing service in Japan


  • Sep LEAF ZE1
  • Jan Nissan Brain-to-Vehicle technology redefines future of driving
  • Jan Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi launches a venture capital fund to invest up to $1 billion over five years
  • Feb Nissan and DeNA to start Easy Ride robo-vehicle mobility service trial
  • Feb Nissan announces all-new Terra frame SUV, key to achieving targets of company’s midterm plan
  • Mar Nissan, Sumitomo Corp. and 4R set up plant to recycle electric-car batteries
  • Mar Nissan to begin Datsun production in Pakistan
  • Mar All-new 2018 Nissan LEAF named '2018 World Green Car'

Serena e-POWER C27

  • Mar Serena e-POWER C27

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