About Nissan Wheels
Many car enthusiasts can trace Nissan back to its Datsun roots, but few know that this brand’s history actually dates all the way back to 1914. The Kaishinsha Motor Works was founded in Tokyo, Japan, and its first car was called the D.A.T. named for the company investors Den, Aoyama, and Takeuchi. By the 1920s the company was renamed to DAT Motors, they would continue to produce the DAT and its variants, as well as a new model the Datsun.
Nissan continued to grow its product line, and would be extremely prolific in Japan and the rest of Asia throughout the 1930s and 40s. By the 1950s, they would seek to expand globally, and inject some of their Datsun cars in European, Australian, and American markets. Their small, fuel efficient vehicles would prove to be a success in Europe, and models like the 510 would actually see significant race success in America. The 510s features would be so robust for its price it would also earn the nickname “Poor Man’s BMW.” This would carry Nissan’s reputation through the 1970s oil crisis, when the company’s demand would see a major surge. Many customers turned to high quality, fuel efficient compacts in this time, so cars like the Nissan Sunny, and legendary 240z would gain momentum. The Z (or Fairlady in Japan) series would cement a foothold in the performance car market, as they had a great price point and stellar speed. Each of the Z generations (280z, 300z, 350z, 370z) would build a loyal fan-base, and gain respect among racers.
By the 80s and 90s, Nissan was a household name, known for reliability, race inspired performance, and a great price. Their sales would keep pace with their competitors Toyota and Honda across Canada. Soon, their factories on this side of the pacific would bring us names like Altima, Maxima, Pathfinder, and even the Leaf EV. Globally, Nissan would collaborate on projects with Ford, Volkswagen, Alfa Romeo, Renault and even General Motors, demonstrating that their vehicles had capabilities to outperform worldwide. Nissan’s most coveted model, the Ferrari-killing GT-R would not see a model in Canada until 2008. By Nissan’s reputation on the track, off-road (with successful trucks like the Frontier), and even in the Luxury market as Infiniti was proven. In any season, Winter or Summer, you can find the wheels of a Nissan rolling good Canadians along the roads. Nissan is one of the most respected, historic, and passionate automotive brands of all time. We take pride in serving all our Nissan customers, and try to emulate the respect and passion that their vehicle is known for. At CanadaWheels, we are committed to bringing all sorts of customers the optimal buying experience for their wheels, tires, parts, and accessories. In the same way that drivers have come to trust Nissan, so can they trust us to provide a hands on experience that is efficient, affordable, and still loaded with passion for the road.
If you ever have a special request for your Nissan, and you can’t find it within CanadaWheels’ inventory, we invite you to contact us. Our pros are always standing by during business hours to answer any questions you may have.
Give your vehicle the treatment it deserves, through CanadaWheels’ award winning fulfillment and support network, the Nissan of your dreams is possible. Take control of your car’s wheel buying experience, and let us at CanadaWheels guide you into an optimized package that will meet your needs and keep your driving experience positive for years to come.