Nissan, a company founded 84 years ago, has just built their 150th million vehicle. The Yokohoma-based company took 57 years (1933 to 1990) to build the first 50 million, then another 16 years (2006) to bring the tally to 100 million. Since then, production took an aggressive climb, taking just 11 years to build 50 million more.

The largest producers of Nissan vehicles by sheer volume are Japan with 58.9% or 88.35 million units, followed by the US (10.8%), China (7.9%), Mexico (7.9%), UK (6.2%), ASEAN (5.8%) and Spain with 2.4%. Closer to home, Nissan and Tan Chong have assembly plants in Vietnam, Myanmar, and two more in Malaysia – Serendah (where the Almera is assembled) and Segambut. The latter facility started assembly operations in 1976.

Earlier in June, Carlos Ghosn, the board chairman of Nissan Motor, posited that the Renault-Nissan Alliance – now joined by Mitsubishi after a recent acquisition – may overtake Toyota and Volkswagen Group to become the global market leader this year.

As it stands, the Alliance’s sales figure for 1H 2017 has already surpassed them both, with 5,268,079 units sold from Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi and Dacia. Nissan alone contributed 2,894,488 units, performing strongest in the US, China and Japan markets. The VW Group delivered 5,115,900 vehicles during the same period.