Known at the beginning under the name Datsun, Nissan is a Japanese automobile manufacturer since 1932. The headquarters are located in Yokohama, Japan. One of the main events from Nissan is the merger in 1999 with Renault, second French manufacturer at the time. Through this alliance and restructuring plan, Nissan has become an important competitor in the world automobile industry. Even though, Nissan manufactured truck ranges such as the Nissan Cabstar and the Nissan Atleon in the 2000s, the cars are what made the make what it is today. Nissan manufactures different types of vehicles: small ones, compact ones and sedans, commercial vans, MPVs or estate cars. The well-known ranges on the European continent are the Micra car or the commercial vans such as the NV200, NV300 and NV400 range. They are also known as the Renault Master or Renault Trafic as a result of the merger between the two makes.