When it comes to Nissan, we always remember the Classic Japanese cars, but do you know Nissan has some unique vehicles in all categories? So, let’s talk about Nissan and see their top 10 cars, and don’t forget to check for your favorite Nissan car on the list.
Nissan is a Japanese Automobile manufacturer that sells globally and has produced iconic cars over time. Nissan’s Headquarters is in Yokohama, Japan. The company was founded in 1933 under the Nissan Group. It manages operations over six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America, and North America. The company sells the vehicles under three brands- Nissan, Infiniti, and Datsun. In 1999, Nissan partnered with French manufacturer Renault and later on, in 2006, this Japanese car maker acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors. In the fiscal year 2018, Nissan generated a revenue of 11.6 trillion yen.
TOP 10 Nissan Cars
Nissan GT-R and Nissan Skyline GT-R
Whenever we think of Nissan, the first picture in our mind is of GT-R. Whether we know the name of this car or not but we visualize this car as Nissan’s Best car. Indubitably, this is one of the best Nissan products. The first generation of Nissan GT-R Skyline was a touring car. It had four-valve Dual Overhead cam engine power. From 1969-1998 GT-R Skyline came with a 5-speed manual, then from 1999-2002, it was up with a 6-speed manual unit. GT-R Skyline got the nickname Godzilla as it used to dominate Touring Car Racing.
In 2009, a new Godzilla was born now in the name of GT-R without the skyline. It was embedded with a 3.8 – liter twin-turbocharged VR38DETT V6 engine. It produced 471bhp. The time taken by GT-R for 0-100 was 3.4 seconds.
The 2021 Nissan GT-R has a $113,540 starting price to $210,740. This sports car is a dream car for almost all gamers. They must have seen this car in the PlayStation games and a few mobile/pc games.
Coming to the next sports car of Nissan, and a favorite of all the Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift fans – Nissan 350Z. This exhilarating car is one of the legendary production of Nissan. It is a two-door, two-seater sports car. It was first out in markets in 2003. It is available in 2 options: Coupe and Convertible. 50Z, the 2007 model VQ35DE V6 engine, was replaced with a VQ35HR V6 engine which produced 306 horsepower and 268 ft-lb of torque, packing 276 bhp. In 2009, It came with a bigger and better 3.7-liter V6 engine and 323 bhp.
Many people still love this spicy car, the looks are spicy enough to catch the eye, and the performance, well, we have discussed it.
A classic hatchback of Nissan, Micra was first launched in 1982 and is still in production. Over time, cosmetic and tech changes have assured its customer and the Nissan family. It was named Datsun Micra in 1983-84. A budget-friendly car with low running costs attracted many customers and gave them reliability. The latest Fifth-generation Micra, the K14, comes with all the cutting edges and latest technology. It had a makeover for the youth to be the target market. The Nissan Micra is available from $8,800 to $17,930.
One of the best-selling cars in Nissan’s Line-up is Altima. It is a mid-size sedan coupe car and has been manufactured since 1992. The latest 6th generation Altima is powered by 2.0L Turbo Inline or 2.5L four cylindered Inline engine. It is one of the safest, fuel-efficient, and performs better than the other Nissan cars. In 2019 Altima received a top safety pick award from the IIHS. It is available at a price range of $25,450 to $29,990.
Silvia is Nissan’s small sports car. The production of this car first started in 1965. The last model, S15, was manufactured in 2002. In the early stage, it was named “Datsun 1600”. Silvia boasts 247 bhp at 6400 rpm and 275 N m: 203 lb-ft at 4800 rpm of torque from its SR20DET inline-four engine. The styling of the body was a bit aggressive for the sports. The S15 model was only sold in Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. The average price of Silvia is $14,638.
This is the longest-standing car currently on Nissan’s production line. It was first launched in 1982 and is still in production. It is a mid-size flagship sedan car also. Nissan calls it a four-door sports car. The latest model looks muscular and is luxurious. It is powered by a 3.5L V6 engine offering 300 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque. The newest model (2015) can go from 0 to 97 km/h in 5.9 sec. The pricing of Maxima starts at $37,240 and ranges up to $42,550.
First mass-market fully-electric vehicle of Nissan, the Leaf. It was launched in 2010 and is one of the best-selling electric cars. It is a 5-door hatchback battery electric vehicle. The first generation of Leaf was produced from 2010-17. The second generation of this car was launched in 2018 and is still being made. Leaf now ranges up to 240 km, and Leaf Plus ranges up to 364 km. The pricing of the Nissan Leaf is $27,400 to $32,400.
This is Nissan’s Compact 5-door SUV. It offers seven seats in the interior. This is the largest SUV of Nissan. It is a reliable and inexpensive family SUV. Production of the first X-Trail started in 2000 and ceased in 2007. It has an All-Mode 4×4 transmission. The second generation was produced from 2007-13, the third generation was started in 2013 till 2020, and the latest generation, with many changes in the looks and features, started producing in 2021. The Pricing of this Compact SUV ranges from $22,800 to $50,160.
Navara is classified as an SUV cum Pickup Truck. The production of this heavy car started in 1985 and is still in production. It has an option in the variants for 2-door and 4-door pickup trucks. The layout options available are Rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. This is one of the highest-selling Nissan cars in the U.S. and Canada. The pricing of this truck sticks around $25,000.