1928: Nippon Industries founded, known as Nissan.
1931: Datsun marque founded by DAT Motor Co. (1911); taken over by Nissan in 1933.
1933: "Jidosha-Seizo Co., Ltd. established in December 1933, became Nissan Motor Co. Ltd in the following year." -- N. Cars were sold under the Datsun brand.
1935, April: "The first car to come of the [new Yokohama] line was a Datsun '14' Roadster, 4-cyl., 722cc" -- N.
1966: Nissan and Prince Motor Co. (1952) merged; the well known Skyline model name comes from Prince.
1969: The first 'Z' sports car, the Datsun 240Z (1970 model year).
1980s: The 'Datsun' brand was phased out in favour of 'Nissan'.
1989: The Infiniti luxury brand.
1999 March 27: Nissan and Renault formed an "Alliance", e.g., to develop platforms and common parts.
2010 April 4: Daimler, Renault and Nissan announced a "wide-ranging" strategic alliance.
2016: Nissan gained control of Mitsubishi which subsequently joined the now Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi alliance.
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