Nissan sold its first automobile in the U.S. in 1958, with U.S. manufacturing beginning in June of 1983 as a white Nissan pickup truck rolled off the assembly line at a brand new plant in Smyrna. More than 33 years later, Nissan has four U.S. manufacturing facilities capable of producing 1.14 million vehicles, 1.5 million engines, 1.4 million forgings and 475,000 castings annually.
The opening of the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in 2003 brought automotive production to Mississippi for the first time. Since then, the plant has become a force for economic development, creating thousands of well-paying jobs. For more than a decade, the Canton team has been assembling quality, award-winning cars, trucks, crossovers and SUVs. The plant has grown significantly over that time and transformed from a domestic manufacturer to a global one.
For the fifth straight year, Nissan has been recognized as one of the world's most valuable brands according to the prestigious Best Global Brands Study by Interbrand, the world-leading brand consultancy. This year, Nissan was ranked as the 43rd most valuable brand in the world – an increase over last year's ranking of 49th. Nissan now has a brand value of over $11 billion. This year's ranking puts Nissan as the 4th fastest growing brand in the world.
The Renault-Nissan Alliance, world leader in zero-emission mobility,* will provide a fleet of 50 all-electric vehicles as the official passenger-car provider for the United Nation's COP22 Climate Conference in Marrakech, Morocco. The fully electric fleet will shuttle delegates.
NISMO and Nissan Athletes are set for one of the biggest race weekends of the season with the Super GT Championship headed to Thailand, the annual Bathurst 1000 Supercars classic taking place at Mount Panorama in Australia, and the final round of the Pirelli World Challenge held at Laguna Seca in the U.S.
Nissan today announced the release of a new video series bringing to life the stories of everyday Hispanic heroes. In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is celebrated annually from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, Nissan will tell the stories of five Hispanics whose life work has raised the profile of Hispanic contributions to American culture.
Nissan GT Academy Team RJN concluded the 2016 Blancpain GT Series at Barcelona with some impressive pace and a barnstorming race start by Alex Buncombe. After qualifying 20th at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya aboard the No.23 GT-R, Buncombe charged up to 12th in the early stages of the qualifying race before handing over to Japanese driver Mitsunori Takaboshi.