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Nissan builds 100 million vehicles


Since its establishment in 1933, Nissan has produced about 76,640,000 vehicles in Japan and about 23,500,000 overseas.

At the end of June, Nissan’s total global production stood at around 100,140,000 vehicles.

Nissan was established in December 1933 under the name Jidosha-Seizo Co. Ltd (Automobile Manufacturing Company) after taking over operations for manufacturing small-size Datsun passenger cars from Tobata Casting Ltd. The first car produced by Nissan under the Jidosha-Seizo name was a Datsun Type 12. The company name was changed to Nissan Motor Co. Ltd the following year.

In 1935, Nissan began operations at its Yokohama Plant, the first plant in Japan to mass-produce automobiles, and went on to play a pioneering role in Japan’s early automobile industry.

Production capacity in Japan grew further with the start of vehicle assembly at the Oppama Plant in 1962, the Zama Plant in 1965, the Murayama Plant in 1966 (after the company merged with Prince Motor Co. Ltd, a major Japanese car maker, that same year), the Tochigi Plant in 1971, and the Kyushu Plant in 1976.

Nissan’s first began producing vehicles overseas in 1959 in Taiwan. In 1966, the company began production in Mexico, followed by production in the US and Spain in 1983, Britain in 1986 and China in 1995. 

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