The company was founded in 1925 as a result of consolidation of two companies - «Kwaishinsha Co» (producing cars Dat) and «Jitsuo Jidosha Co» - and was named «Dat Jidosha Seizo Co». First, newly formed company produced all the vehicles under the brand name Datsun. The first passenger car was introduced in 1931. During the Second World War the company produced, mostly trucks and other equipment for the army. After the occupation the factories were shut down and production stopped until 1955.
Expanding production again in the 1960s, the company was the first company in Japan to realize all the advantages of the U.S. and the European markets. Sports car Nissan Datsun 240 Z, was created for sale in America in 1969 and broke in the first place in the rating of sales in its class. In the late 1970s, Nissan has undertaken for the production of automobiles in the highest group of the middle class, not forgetting about SUVs - Nissan Patrol is known in Russia as a jeep car for all times.
In recent years, Nissan has opened subsidiaries in the United States, Germany, Australia, Peru and Mexico.