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What Country is Nissan From?

A 2020 Nissan Rogue Driving on a Wet Highway

Are you wondering, “what country is Nissan from?” Nissan’s country of origin is Japan, and is currently headquartered in Nishi-ku, Yokohama. Nissan is comprised of four divisions: Nissan, Infiniti, Nismo, and Datsun, and production takes place all over the world! Read on to learn more about Nissan country of origin, Nissan vehicles and assembly lines.

Where Are Nissan Models Built?

We’re often asked, “is Nissan foreign?” The short answer is yes, but the company actually has manufacturing plants in Japan, North America, and other countries worldwide. A few of Nissan’s most prominent production facilities include:

  • TochigiFacility– Builts high-performance models, such as the GTR and 3702.
  • Oppama Facility – Builds smaller every-level cars, such as the Versa.
  • Smyrna, Tennessee & Canton, Mississippi(United States) Facilities – Builds a broad range of Nissan cars from the Altima and Maxima, to pickup trucks like the Titan and Frontier.
  • Aguas Calientes, Mexico Facility – Builds the Sentra.

Important Events in Nissan Motor Company’s History

You’ve seen what countries make Nissan vehicles. Now, learn a little bit of Nissan history before you explore our current lineup:


  • Finished constructing its first full-service manufacturing plant in 1935
  • Became the 4th largest automaker by World War II
  • Built more than 20,700 Austin cars between 1953 and 1959


  • Introduced the new Nissan L-Series Engine in 1967
  • Introduced the Datsun 240z in 1969
  • Built new factories in the U.S., Taiwan, New Zealand, and Australia
  • Originally developed popular models like the Pathfinder, Maxima, and Altima


  • Cumulative production exceeded 40 million units in 1985
  • Cedric Model Y31 was introduced in 1987 and won “Car of the Year”
  • By 2000, Nissan shifted its attention to EV with the EV Hypermini
  • The success of the EV Hypermini prompted Nissan’s entry into the minicar market

Test Drive a New Nissan at Bill Korum's Puyallup Nissan in NW Puyallup!

Are you ready to see everything a Nissan has to offer for your drives around Federal Way? Contact us to schedule a test drive today! We’d be glad to help you find the perfect Nissan car, truck, or SUV to take on your drives between Bonney Lake and Spanaway.

Be sure to read up on no-credit financing with our team at Bill Korum's Puyallup Nissan today when you want to learn more, and be sure to compare the Rogue vs. CR-V or regular vs. premium gas with our team.

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