Founded in 1933 in Japan, Nissan has held many strategic partnerships with other automotive companies over its lifetime, including with Prince Motor Company and Renault. Nissan started selling its vehicles as Datsuns in the US, just in case the brand failed in America and to prevent negative backlash in the home market, Japan. During the Datsun days, the 240Z was not only responsible for putting Nissan/Datsun on the map, but the whole Japanese car industry.
Today’s lineup includes the family-friendly Altima
, the sporty 370Z
, and the all-electric Leaf
which is the world's best selling highway-capable all-electric car.