Nissan Founder Yoshisuke Aikawa

ORIGINS OF NISSAN

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 came to the U.S. as Datsun in 1958.

NISSAN HAS DEMONSTRATED A COMMITMENT TO INNOVATION SINCE THE COMPANY'S FOUNDING IN 1933.

1914-1959

Not only are Datsuns the first mass-produced Japanese vehicles, their unique automotive style makes a major impact on the U.S. market when Datsun sedans and compact pickups are first imported in the late '50s.

The First Datsun in 1914
1914 THE FIRST DATSUN IS BUILT

NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., IS ESTABLISHED IN JAPAN

1933