Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. usually shortened to Nissan is a Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan. The company is in a close alliance with Renault. Carlos Ghosn serves at CEO of both; technology and production sites are being shared. Nissan is in alliances and joint ventures with other automakers around the world.
Nissan Motor Company sells its cars under the Nissan, Infiniti, Datsun, and NISMO brands. Nissan was the sixth largest automaker in the world behind Toyota, General Motors, Volkswagen Group, Hyundai Motor Group, and Ford in 2012. Taken together, the Renault–Nissan Alliance would be the world’s fourth largest automaker. Nissan is the leading Japanese brand in China, Russia and Mexico.