Nissan began production in 1933 under the name Jidosha Seico Company, Ltd. and in 1934 merged with another company to become known
as the Nissan Motor Company, Ltd. Nissan's first vehicles were marketed under the name Datsun which was an acronym for the original partners' family
names. Datsuns came to America in 1958 and were built on Austin platforms after Nissan partnered with the U.K.-based Austin Motor Company. The first
vehicle styled for the U.S. market was the Datsun 510 sedan. By the end of the 1960s Nissan had exported more than 1 million vehicles. The Datsun name
was discarded in 1981 and Nissan began selling cars under its own moniker. Nissan also began producing in the U.S. with a plant built in Tennessee.
Today, Nissan operates all over the world including North America, India, China, Brazil, Europe and South Africa. In 2010 Nissan had net revenues of
$114 billion and sold over sold over 4.1 million vehicles worldwide.
New for 2012 Nissan has introduced three new models to its commercial vehicle line-up. The all-new 2012 NV Lineup is a trio of work vans for when a
pick-up truck just won't do. These versatile work vans are perfect for getting in and out of tight spaces, while delivering maximum storage and top class
cabin space for its size. The 2012 NV 2500 HD and 3500 HD models are also available with a standard roof or a high roof option for extra storage space.