Nissan Motor is a Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer in Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan. The company sells its vehicles under the Nissan, Infiniti, and Datsun brands. However, the company traces its name to the Nissan zaibatsu, now called Nissan Group. While popular models such as the 240SX, 350Z and 510 have achieved cult-like status, less popular models continue to have modest followings and they finally got their chance to shine at the 2017 Nissan Jam.
In the early 1980s, the brand changed from Datsun to Nissan in line with other models by the company. Although production of the Sunny in Japan ended in 2006, the name remains in use in China and GCC countries for a rebadged version of the Nissan Almera.
The Nissan NX is a front wheel drive 2-door sports car released in 1990. in The NX was, loosely, an evolution of the Nissan Pulsar NX/Nissan EXA sold from 1987 to 1990.
3. Maxima Wagon
Another forgotten version of a popular car is the Maxima Wagon — from the days when boxy wagons filled mall parking lots. A mid-size car manufactured by Nissan and sold primarily in North America, the Middle East, and China. Making its sales debut in 1981 for the 1982 model year.
The Infiniti M is a line of mid-size luxury (executive) cars from the Infiniti luxury division of Nissan. First was the short-lived M45 sedan, a rebadged version of the Japanese-spec Nissan Gloria. However, next generations, the M35/45 and M37/56/35h/30d, became the flagship of the Infiniti brand.
The production version made its debut at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show in March, and was introduced to North America at the 2010 New York International Auto Show to be sold for the 2011 model year. However, it production is been continued till date.
6. R33 GT-R
Nissan built only 16,668 R33-generation GT-Rs, which is just over a third the number of R32s it produced between 1989 and 1994. At 184.1 inches long, an R33 is as big as the current R35 GT-R.
7. S12 200SX
The S12 series was badged as a “Nissan 200SX” in North America. However, For 1987 in the United States, Nissan discontinued the Turbo model and created the “SE” model which had a 3.0L SOHC V6 engine, generating 160 hp and 236 N⋅m of torque.
Being only produced for four months, the 1974 models are considered the rarest enough that the added bumpers, usually a detriment to sports-car values, have no ill financial effect.
9. Datsun 521 Pickup
The Datsun 521 pickup was mechanically identical to the venerable 510 sedan, sharing powertrain and front end styling with the popular car. This 1969 Datsun 521 is a short-bed pickup which gained 720 popularity with each upgrade.
Hardbody refers to its double-walled bed, firm paneling, and aggressive styling. Although, the Hardbody was a very successful product for Nissan, it was discontinued at the popularity of 720 models.
11. 240Z Sport Wagon
The Datsun 240Z “Sport Wagon” was borne from the mind of Yoshihiko Matsuo, the original stylist of the Datsun 240Z. Though it was never put into production, this one-off custom has made his vision a reality nearly 50 years since he first put pen to paper.
12. The Nissan 240SX
The Nissan 240SX is a sport car that was introduced to the north american market by Nissan in 1989 for the following model year.