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Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer based in Yokohama, Japan that sells an array of popular SUVs and sportscars in Australia, as well as a tough Ute. 

The SUV range consists of the JUKE, the QASHQAI and X-TRAIL, plus the Pathfinder and Patrol, there is the legendary GT-R and the 370Z, which are offered with NISMO alternatives, and the go anywhere Nissan NAVARA.

It is also focusing on Nissan Intelligent Mobility, a three-pillar strategy that redefines how Nissan vehicles are driven, powered and integrated into society.

Locally, Nissan first started assembling cars in Sydney in 1966, before full-line local production began in 1972. While the Clayton manufacturing plant closed in 1992, Nissan has continued to supply parts to the global business via the Nissan Casting Plant, which is based in Dandenong South - about an hour south-east of Melbourne.

With a unique Kangaroo insignia highlighting ‘Australian Made’ components, parts - including those for the New Nissan LEAF - are exported to Japan, the USA, the UK, Thailand, South Korea and Mexico. 

As part of Nissan’s current global strategy, the company plans to extend its leadership in electric vehicles, led by the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF.

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