Interesting facts about
Nissan cars


At webuyurcar we love all things car related and so we thought it would be a fun idea to collate some of the nuggets of information that we have picked up from years of being in and around the automotive industry.

All car manufacturers have interesting back stories of how they started or how certain models came to be built and so here is a selection of some of our favourite Nissan facts.

Some interesting facts about Nissan...

The roots of the Nissan company can be traced back to 1911 when the Kwaishinsha Motor Car Works company was founded in Japan. The first car the new company would produce was called the DAT. The name was derived from the first letter of the surnames of the company's three investors.

The company went through a number of name changes in the early part of the twentieth century, eventually becoming DAT Motors. In 1931 DAT Motors launched a new car called the Datsun, literally meaning the son of DAT. In the UK and many other export markets all Nissan vehicles would be badged using the Datsun brand until 1983 when they switched to using the Nissan brand name for all markets.

From its launch in 2010 up to 2020 (when the Tesla Model 3 overtook it) the Nissan Leaf was the world's bestselling plug-in electric car. To date, well over half a million have been sold.

As well as cars, Nissan used to build rocket engines for spacecraft. A Nissan engine powered Japan's first satellite launch in 1970.

The Nissan Qashqai is currently the third best-selling car in the UK. It is so popular that you are pretty much guaranteed to see one whenever you are out driving on the roads, but have you ever wondered where the name originates? Qashqai is actually the name for a conglomeration of five nomadic mountainous tribes that live throughout southern and central Iran. Nissan believe that owning a Qashqai gives you the freedom to become nomadic in nature like the tribes it is named after.

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You can also read our facts about: Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Ford, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Vauxhall, Kia and Hyundai

Are you looking to sell your Nissan?

Well, the good news is you have come to the right place. Here at Webuyurcar we purchase all types of Nissan, so if you currently own a Juke, a Micra, a Qashqai, an X-Trail, a Note or any other type of Nissan then we will buy it from you today!

We have made the process of vehicle selling easy and hassle-free. There is no longer the need to haggle on a part-exchange deal or to spend hours with a steady stream of tyre-kickers when trying to sell privately. Instead all you need to do is submit a few details on our website and you can be booked in for a no obligation appointment in a matter of minutes.

How do I sell my Nissan?

The process is very straight forward. Firstly, you need to generate an initial valuation for your vehicle. You can do this by entering your vehicle registration at the bottom of this page. Our system will then produce a pre-inspection valuation that will be displayed on screen, it is free and takes only a few seconds to generate.

Nissan Logo If you are happy with the valuation, then we can arrange an appointment where one of our vehicle purchasers will assess your vehicle before making you a final offer. If you are happy to proceed with the sale of your vehicle, we then pay you the agreed amount via instant bank transfer. The payment is made while we are still at the appointment and so if you have access to online banking this gives you the added peace of mind to be able to confirm you have received the payment before our vehicle purchaser leaves.

Appointments typically take less than one hour to complete and can be booked seven days a week.

If you have any outstanding finance remaining on the vehicle, then we will also help you to take care of that on the day by dealing directly with your finance company on your behalf to pay off the remaining debt using money from the purchase price.

We will come to you to buy your Nissan

Yes, that's right! There is no need for you to drive to us, we will visit you at your home or place of work to view your vehicle. We have vehicle purchasers located throughout the country who will visit you in one of our branded vehicles. This means that on the day, if you sell your vehicle to us you are not left stranded having to rely on public transport or the generosity of family and friends for a lift back home.

With appointments taking place every day of the week there is no easier way of selling your car!

We don't just buy Nissan cars

Of course, it is not just Nissan cars that we buy, we will buy any make of car, so if you are looking to sell a BMW, Ford, Honda, Toyota, Vauxhall, Volvo or any other make, just enter your registration details below for your free, instant valuation and your car could be sold within just a few days!

Still not sure if this is the best way to sell your car? Why not read our 'how to sell my car' guide, which covers all your different options. You will also find an explanation of why using an online car buying service is the quickest and most convenient way to sell your car and how webuyurcar does things a little differently than most car buying services by visiting you to purchase your vehicle at a time that best suits you. It is how we are able to offer our 5-star hassle-free service.

Further Questions?

If you have any further questions, then you may find an answer in our frequently asked questions section. Alternatively, you can call our friendly team seven days a week, who will be happy to help. Click here for contact details and opening times.