Nissan Celebrates 150 Million Vehicles Produced, Features LEAF’s Future

1 month ago by Mark Kane 14

Nissan is now celebrating 150 million vehicles produced globally, a task that took over some 84 years. With that in mind, we note that the 100 million mark was achieved in 2006, so some ~50 million more vehicles have been produced in just over a decade, illustrating the more recent fast growth of the company.

Nissan celebrates 150 million vehicles produced globally, introducing the 2018 Nissan LEAF

And apparently, if the above video is any indication, the Japanese company considers its second generation LEAF as a jumping-off point into the future, as it prominently places the new LEAF in an extended spot at the end of its celebration video (from 2:20), and also by giving it the final spot in the featured infographic (below).

It was also deemed a good opportunity to celebrate the first 2018 LEAFs produced in Japan at Nissan’s Oppama plant.

Those Japanese EVs start to reach customer’s hands in less than ~2 weeks (October 2nd, 2017); Nissan isn’t big on making customers wait months or years between showing a new model, and delivering a new model.  For the US and Europe, 2018 LEAF deliveries start in January.

“Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has reached a new milestone with 150 million vehicles produced globally. It took 73 years for Nissan to produce its first 100 million vehicles after the company was founded in 1933, and another 11 years to build the last 50 million.

Nissan sees this achievement as the result of 84 years of continued support from all of its stakeholders worldwide, including employees, dealers, suppliers and local communities, as well as the numerous customers who have chosen cars produced by Nissan.

When Nissan reached the 100 million vehicle milestone in 2006, 76.5% of the total vehicles had been produced in Japan. Localization of production accelerated in the past 11 years, during which 76.5% of the 50 million Nissan vehicles were made outside Japan – driven in particular by the U.S. and China.

Following this latest milestone, Nissan remains committed to delivering cars that satisfy its customers.”

Nissan celebrates 150 million vehicles produced globally

Nissan celebrates 150 million vehicles produced globally

 

Nissan celebrates 150 million vehicles produced globally, introducing the 2018 Nissan LEAF

Nissan celebrates 150 million vehicles produced globally, introducing the 2018 Nissan LEAF

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14 responses to "Nissan Celebrates 150 Million Vehicles Produced, Features LEAF’s Future"

  1. Dav8or says:

    Kind of silly in a way. They make a big deal of making 150 million vehicles, but they don’t bother to show, or tell us what the 150 millionth vehicle was as is customary with other companies. Instead they say- Look at the new Leaf!! I guess they are embarrassed by whatever vehicle that was.

    Likely not made in Japan, likely not the latest tech and likely not to inspire the image of “monozukuri” in anybody.

    1. Tom says:

      I bet you are fun at parties.

      1. L'amata says:

        They should bring back the Datsun name with the backwards “S”or was a backwards “D”..it was so kool ..I had B210 that was very cool on fuel ..it would blow your mind .go anywhere for a Buck. lol

      2. Dav8or says:

        Seriously? There isn’t anyone that posts here that is fun at parties. Don’t kid yourself.

    2. John Ray says:

      When I read this, I hear the voice of that comic book shop guy from The Simpsons.

      1. Tom says:

        Reading in a Simpson’s voice is always appropriate.

  2. Chris says:

    Let’s not look a gift horse in the mouth. To have a mainstream company put an EV front and center their company’s image as a big deal.

  3. Tony Marco says:

    At the $30K price point before rebates Nissan will sell thousands of Leafs!

    It’s the World Best selling car for a reason and with this new model will continue to wear that crown!

    Way to go, Nissan! Sell as many as possible!

    1. William says:

      “World best selling” EV “car”, is a little more to your well established point. But, to continue to wear “that crown”, Nissan better get the 60 kWh 2019 Leaf 2.0 + into production, before Tesla ramps up into full tilt production, of the Model 3.

      Once the Tesla Model Y is substantially filling preorders in 2020/21, I thinks the Leaf and its “World Car” status might need a bit more something from the Leaf 3.0

      Nissan is “innovation that excites”, but can they play catchup to GM, Tesla, and the rest!

    2. Dst says:

      Without a TMS how many miles will the batyery have in 3-4 years from now? 120? Ouch….

  4. Alistair Gilmour says:

    Congratulations to Nissan and all their staff, well done!

  5. Daryl says:

    Good job Nissan,exceptional engineering and design = an awesome product in my book, thanks for producing very reliable and safe vehicles that we can trust to get us where were going.

    1. Dav8or says:

      You don’t happen to work for, or sell Nissan do you… ?

  6. Martin T. says:

    Sad they didn’t include Australia, Nissan Australian still makes the LEAF transaxle housings and other castings – marked with a Kangaroo. Also They purchased the plant off VW Australia in the 1970’s and closed it in 1992. If one tells history one should tell the whole story Nissan 🙂 Well Done though !

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