The company was founded in 1933 through the merger of such car companies as Tobata Imono and Nikon Sangyo. In 1934, the company name was changed to Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. In 1958, the company began shipping cars to the United States. In 1962, deliveries of cars to Europe began. And in 1964, Nissan became the first Japanese company to enter the top ten auto importers in the United States.
Meaning and History
The formation of Nissan is the result of a merger of several large and small car companies. And the meaning of the emblem is intuitive to almost everyone. The brand name, written in the circle, symbolizes the rising sun. The word Nissan itself was derived from “Ni” from “Nihon” — Japan, “san” from “Sangio” — industry.
1933 – 1940
The very first version of the Nissan logo was a red circle — a symbol of the rising sun and sincerity. And in front of a circle was a blue rectangle with the company’s name, which was a symbol of the sky.
1940 – 1960
During that period, the company logo became more laconic. The designers decided to move away from their original symbolic idea. The logo turned out as an oblong red rectangle with the brand’s name in the plain white typeface. The only thing that was changing during that time was the size of the rectangle on which the inscription was located.
1960 – 1988
During that time, the logo became even simpler. The designers got rid of the red rectangle on which the name of the brand was located, only the inscription “Nissan” remained instead. Its color, font, and size changed many times, but in general, no additional details were added.
1988 – 2020
During this period, a circle was added to the brand’s logo again, but this time it became silver and hollow inside. And in front of the circle appeared a rectangle again, also silver, on which the inscription “Nissan” was located.
Nissan Titan Logo
The full-size pickup truck Nissan Titan, which debuted in 2003, became the first model of the brand in this class. A car intended for the American market was produced in the United States, at a plant in Mississippi.
The logo of this car is different from the main logo of the company. It consists of a large silver inscription “Titan”, under which a large silver letter “t”, more precisely, only its outline is situated.
Nissan Skyline Logo
The Nissan Skyline has become iconic with the GT-R R34 coupe. And also the GT-R coupe, which is considered the most affordable supercar in the world. But 50 years ago it all started with a simple sedan, which was produced by the Prince Motors company.
The logo of this model is quite simple. It represents the name of the model, written in regular black font.
Nissan GT-R Logo
The Nissan GT-R managed to gain immense popularity although in the first 18 years of its existence it was not officially produced with left-hand drive. Moreover, it could only be bought outside Japan in Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK.
The logo of this model is a combination of 3 letters “GT-R”, which is just the name of a legendary coupe. A large red letter “R” with small silver “G” and “T” above it.
GT-R34 Nismo Z-tune
Only 20 machines of this exclusive micro-series were created, and they were all handmade. They were made for the 20th anniversary of the line of executive cars, the modification of which was treated with great attention of the company.
Nissan GT-R SpecV
In January 2009, at a car show in Tokyo, the Japanese company Nissan showed the public a special version of the GT-R supercar called the SpecV. The coupe, based on the standard model of the 2009 model, entered the market in limited quantities.