Nissan background and Nissan deals news

The 4th most popular car brand in the UK is Nissan, which sold over 411,059 cars last year. Their best-selling model so far in 2016 is the Qashqai.

Nissan formerly marketed vehicles under the ‘Datsun’ brand and is the third largest producers of well-known-cars, including the Infiniti luxury brand. In its initial years, Nissan built trucks, aeroplanes, and engines for the Japanese military. The company moved its main plant to China after the Japanese drew victory on Chinese territory. During this period, Nissan produced an extensive range of mainstream cars, initially for domestic consumption but later for export round the world. It also produced several memorable sports cars, such as the Z-car, an affordable sports car originally introduced in 1969, and the GT-R, a powerful all-wheel-drive sports coupe. In 1999, with the company facing severe financial difficulties, Nissan entered into an alliance with Renault S.A. Signed on March 27, 1999, the Renault-Nissan Alliance is the first of its kind involving a Japanese and a French car manufacturer, each with its own distinct corporate culture and brand identity. The same year, Renault appointed its own Chief Operating Officer, Carlos Ghosn. The company has since rebounded in what many economists consider to be one of the most spectacular corporate turnarounds in history, catapulting Nissan to record profits. Today, Nissan offers a range of models that could satisfy the most-demanding of customers who are always on the lookout for more. Nissan’s impressive choices include the Pathfinder, Navara, Micra, Qashqai SUV, and GT-R, all reliable and respected models.

Nissan is one of the front-runners in the race for mass adoption of electric vehicles, and sales of the plug-in electric LEAF have grown. Furthermore, Nissan is promoting the re-use of the lithium-ion batteries used in the LEAF, after they are no longer viable for vehicle when less than 80% efficient. These second-hand batteries can used to store solar energy in residential buildings—a system in use at Nissan’s Global Headquarters. Nissan also has solar-powered projects in Spain and Mexico, as well as a plant partially powered by wind turbines in the UK. Plastic, steel and aluminium are subject to closed-loop recycling in Japan, discarded or used material can be remanufactured to form new panels. All of Nissan’s major plants worldwide are ISO 14001 certified.