The first passenger car Datsun off the line in 1935 and soon Nissan started exporting to Australia. In 1937 Datsun Type 15 is the first mass production vehicle in Japan, which was also presented in the form of a mini-van and pickup truck.
With the expansion of production of Nissan decided to start on US ground. Thanks to the designer, William R. Gorham, they were able to achieve in 1958 its goal. The models exported to the United States, began in 1200 sedans with an engine 48 hp and a compact pickup truck with 37 hp, which later became the sales leader for 50 years.
By the 60 th year Nissan has already earned a name for himself on both sides of the Pacific. The company soon moved to another part of the market by selling sports cars. The first was the SPL 210 narrow roadster with a folding soft-top and 48 hp engine, which was later updated to version 85 hp motor.
"Feeding" the US market, in 1962 Nissan Bluebird is synchronized with a 3-speed gearbox. In off-road sector Patrol debuted with a generous amount of horsepower that the market has been touted as able to "climb trees." In 1967, the 2000 Roadster was released on a review of the unsuspecting public, as well as in the racing world, which he took by storm.
Sport line is continued in the 70s with the line "Z", the only existing to this day. In 1970, the 240Z becomes the best-selling sports car in the world, offering quality and comfort at an affordable price. Sales in the Americas continued to soar until finally, in 1975, the Datsun became the number 1 importer in the United States.
Nissan began to expand during the '80s in order to keep pace with demand and opened new plants. And only when all thought that Nissan will not be able to do more, there was a completely new brand of Nissan, aimed at a more luxurious market segment, Infiniti. In 1989, the parent company of Nissan celebrated its millionth automobile produced in the United States.
Since were built new factories in the 90s, in the line of new models for the purpose of monopolizing the market have been added. Sedan Altima and Sentra become favorites as the best selling models of the Nissan range. Then, in 1999, the time has come for the European market, and Nissan signed an agreement with the French manufacturer Renault to share the experience and strengths of each other.
In 2002, the concept of «Z» revived with 350Z model sports car, which quickly won the hearts of motorists. And in the end, he was soon released GTR, super sports car, which became the main treasure of Nissan.