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Nissan overview

Nissan’s life started in 1933 in Yokohama, a city to the south of Tokyo, Japan. Yoshisuke Aikawa set up Tobata Casting Co., Ltd, a car component casting business, later establishing an automobile division. It is this company that would lay the foundations for automobile manufacturing industries in Japan and go on to become Nissan as we know it today.

Since 1999, Nissan has been part of an alliance with Renault and Mitsubishi. The marques now share expertise and technologies in manufacturing their models. Nissan produces a range of practical cars that deliver value for money. The manufacturer set the trend for compact crossovers and helped to make electric driving more accessible to UK drivers. Today, every new Nissan sold in the UK has an electrified version, with the manufacturer planning to have an all-electric line-up by 2030.

Nissan has also worked with governments and power companies to help improve and support charging infrastructure. Nissan is a pioneer of electric driving, heavily investing in making electric technology affordable and practical. Its e-Power technology delivers what it described as “fuelled by petrol, driven by electric.”

Popular Nissan models

The Qashqai is one of the brand’s most popular crossovers, known for offering plenty of room and delivering fuel economy. A smaller model in the same subsector is the Juke, a subcompact crossover SUV, sitting in the B-segment of the market. Like the Qashqai, it was one of the first of its class to be sold in the UK. The Juke brings SUV styling and ride height to urban dwellers. Those looking for extra space and practicality can opt for the Nissan X-Trail, the largest in the brand’s celebrated SUV range in the UK.

At the opposite end of the spectrum is the supermini Nissan Micra, one of the brand’s most popular city cars. It was first released in 1992 and continues to receive updates to this day. Drivers keen on a hatchback can opt for the LEAF, which brought all-electric driving to the masses in 2010. Over the decade since the LEAF’s release, more than 500,000 models have been sold.

Manufacturer awards

Given its commitment to electric vehicles, it will come as no surprise that Nissan was awarded the 2022 Sustainability Initiative Award at the Auto Trader New Car awards 2022. In the same year, the striking, all-electric Ariya model won the AutoExpress Car of the Year. It has also been recognised for its SUV range, scooping overall winner in the 4X4 of the Year awards 2022. Both the X-Trail and Qashqai also picked up a 2022 4X4 of the Year award.

Nissan frequently asked questions

What is Nissan?

Nissan is a Japanese vehicle manufacturer. The manufacturer also produces boats, outboard motors and communications satellites.

Who owns Nissan?

Nissan is part of the Renault Group, alongside Mitsubishi. The brand joined forces with Renault and Mitsubishi in 1999 and it shares various platforms and technologies to help build reliable, innovative models.

What country is Nissan from?

Nissan was founded in Japan. Its headquarters are in Yokohama to the south of Tokyo.

When was Nissan founded?

Nissan was founded in 1933, but its history dates to 1910 when Yoshisuke Aikawa established Tobata Casting Co. Ltd.

Where is Nissan made?

Nissan manufacturing plants are across the globe. There are several in Japan, where the brand was founded, and other countries in Asia including China, India and Indonesia. There is a handful in Europe – in the UK, France and Spain – as well as notable clusters in Brazil, Argentina, Egypt and South Africa.

Who makes Nissan?

Nissan is part of the Renault-Mitsubishi alliance. It produces its own vehicles under the Nissan brand.

Who makes Nissan engines?

Nissan produces their engines at the marque’s manufacturing sites around the world.

How to pronounce Nissan

Nissan is pronounced ‘nɪsæn.’ This translates to: ‘Nis-ann.’

Where is the nearest Nissan dealership?

Visit our find a dealer page to find your nearest Arnold Clark Nissan dealership.

How much is a Nissan?

Prices for a used Nissan vary depending on age, engine size, fuel type and trim-level of the model you choose. Prices start at around £6,000 and can go up to £40,000.

Nissan warranty – what does it cover?

Some used Nissan cars for sale still have time left on their warranty. What the warranty covers depends on the model and year of production. Contact your nearest Arnold Clark Nissan dealership to discuss any warranty questions you may have.

What is NissanConnect?

Through the NissanConnect app, you control your vehicle remotely using your smartphone. It helps you locate your car, turn on the climate control, lock the vehicle and check various aspects of its health and safety. If you have an electric vehicle, you can also stay up to date on the battery life and even charge it remotely if connected to power.

What NissanConnect SD card do I need?

SD cards store data and are essential for the navigation and infotainment system to work effectively. If you need a new SD card, you can visit the Nissan website to order one. The website will check your vehicle’s compatibility with the SD card.

What is Nissan e-Power?

e-Power is Nissan’s unique electric vehicle technology. It combines a petrol engine with an electric battery. Regenerative braking automatically charges the battery.

How does Nissan e-Power work?

Nissan’s e-Power technology uses a petrol engine and a lithium-ion battery to cut down on tailpipe emissions and provide a responsive driving experience. It works by employing the electric motor to send power to the wheels for instant torque. The battery does not need to charge at home, because the energy created by the petrol engine supplies the battery.

What is Nissan smart vision pack?

Some used Nissan models come with the Smart Vision Pack. This Pack is to make it easier for drivers to stay safe on the road. It includes technologies such as lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition and front and rear parking sensors, all of which act as an extra pair of eyes for the driver when out on the road.

What is Nissan Pure Drive?

The Pure Drive system aims to improve energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions. It includes several technologies which work together or independently to optimise the driving experience while improving fuel economy.

How to use Nissan navigation system

It is simple to use Nissan’s in-build navigation systems, but the layout may change between different generations and facelifts. You may find it under ‘Nav’ or ‘Map,’ then enter the destination and let it set out a live route.

How to update Nissan navigation for free

There are two ways to update Nissan’s navigation system. You can set it to update automatically every seven days via the ‘Info’ section on the in-car screen. The ‘Map Update’ option is under ‘System Information.’ Alternatively, you can connect the in-car system to Wi-Fi and follow the same instructions above. Earlier generations may need updating via the Nissan website.

Whether you’re looking to finance a Nissan or purchase one, we have a wide range of used Nissans available to buy online safely with Click & Collect and home delivery options available.

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