Nissan: A Powerhouse from the East

There's simply no question that Nissan is one of the world's leading car makers with a full roster of cars, trucks and SUVs that run the gambit from the fuel-efficient, commuter-oriented Sentra, to the performance-driven GT-R and the crossover Murano. In addition to an incredible line-up the company has a strong history which can trace its roots directly to its founding in 1933 under the name Jidosha Seico Co, Ltd. It was not until the following year that, as a result of a merger, the company received its world-famous name. Throughout WWII, Nissan and Datsun worked to provide the Japanese Imperial forces with vehicles and sold solely to the domestic market until 1959 when the first exports reached the shores of America. At its debut during the Los Angeles Motor Show of that same year, Nissan/Datsun was lauded for their wide array of lean, mean and fuel-efficient vehicles.

The Datsun Bursts onto the Scene

The Sixties were a decade that witnessed great changes for the automaker. After merging with the Prince Motor Company, the brand began to move ever closer to creating a line of luxury vehicles to complement the rest of its offerings. The Datsun 510 (also branded as the Nissan Bluebird) was the outcome of this new direction and was the first vehicle to be released for the US domestic market with a European-inspired design philosophy and a reasonable price. Through the 1970s the trend towards the production of higher-quality vehicles that were still affordable continued until the 1980s when the Datsun branding was completely dropped in favor of Nissan. The efficient and lean Sentra was Nissan's debut model and quickly rose through the ranks to be one of the company's best-sellers. In addition to the venerable Sentra, Nissan also fielded greats like the Maxima, and Pathfinder, both of which helped to bolster the brand and proved that it was a force to be reckoned with. The Altima, introduced early on in the Nineties, completed the triumvirate and firmly established the marque as a leader in the US market-a position it continues to enjoy today almost twenty years later.

The Maxima: King of Commuters

As anyone familiar with the American automotive scene knows, the Altima and Maxima make a strong showing in any parking lot or traffic jam and don't seem to be falling out of favor anytime soon. Still, Nissan is not a company prone to sitting on its laurels and has continued to innovate technologically and stylistically. Evidence of this are the fuel-efficient but idiosyncratic Cube and the crossover Juke. In addition to such novel entries, Nissan has continuously improved its existing models such as the Pathfinder and the Nissan Armada. Nissan seems intent on ranking first in every segment of the market which is why it is no surprise that the Xterra and the Murano have both excelled as crossovers despite their different design styles. Of course, no account of the Nissan brand would be complete without making mention of the tuner and performance beloved 350Z , the370Z roadster or the GT-R whose iconic taillights can be found littered across Instagram and Pinterest alike. And, last but not least, Nissan has shown that it can stand up to the big boys when it comes to fielding a pickup with guts as its massive Titan has gained in popularity in recent years.

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