Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.is a Japanese multinational automaker headquartered in Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan.
Nissan was the sixth largest automaker in the world behind Toyota, General Motors, Volkswagen Group, Hyundai Motor Group, and Ford in 2012.It formerly marketed vehicles under the "Datsun" brand name. In July 2013, Nissan announced the relaunch of Datsun as a brand targeted at emerging markets.As of 2011, the company's global headquarters is located in Nishi-ku, Yokohama. In 1999, Nissan entered a two way alliance with Renault S.A. of France, which owns 43.4% of Nissan, while Nissan holds 15% of Renault shares, as of 2008. Along with its normal range of models, Nissan also produces a range of luxury models branded as Infiniti.