The name Nissan originated in Japan, when founder Yoshisuke Aikawa became president of Nihon Sangyo in 1928. Primarily dealing in foundries and auto parts, Nihon Sangyo debuted on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by its ticker name NISSAN in 1933. Nissan expanded beyond its Japanese roots from there and officially made its way to Canadian shores until the mid-1960s. The first Nissan headquarters, Nissan Automobile Canada, was set up in Vancouver in 1965.
STEPS TOWARD THE FUTURE
Being a forward-thinking company, Nissan has always found a way to remain true to its roots as a maker of affordable and reliable vehicles. All the while remaining relevant in the competitive global market by offering new, innovative technology and design. Nissan's combination of sustainability and affordability is unbeatable and just one reason why it has risen to become one of the top auto sellers in Canada today.
JAPANS FIRST MASS-PRODUCED VEHICLE
The Datsun Type 15 is the first mass-produced Japanese vehicle. Other Type 15 models include phaeton, mini pickup and delivery van.