Japanese car manufacturer Nissan began operations in Australia in 1972, and manufactured cars locally for the next 20 years. Nissan Australia is the only remaining OEM to manufacture parts in Australia via a dedicated casting plant. Read More
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Nissan is a global car manufacturer that has a history of building cars for more than 100 years, beginning in Japan with the Dat Car (Datsun). That name was phased out from 1983 and replaced with Nissan.
The company has enjoyed much success in Australia since it began supplying this market over the past 50 years, with many popular models across most car categories.
Between 1988 and 1994, Nissan partnered with Ford Australia to share manufacturing facilities and produce a small range of similar vehicle models. A version of the Nissan Pintara was sold as the Ford Corsair and a Ford Falcon utility was sold as the Nissan Ute. The Ford Maverick was, in fact, a version of the Nissan Patrol.
In recent years, the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance was formed, which together sell millions of vehicles worldwide.
The alliance allows the companies to share technologies that are incorporated into each of the organisation’s models.
The alliance’s push towards all-electric vehicles is moving ahead steadily.
Ultimately, Nissan’s customers are the beneficiaries of such alliances.