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Japanese manufacturer Nissan was founded in 1933. The automotive giant has given the world some incredibly popular cars, yet it took 73 years to produce its first 100 million vehicles. The rate of progress in recent years has been unbelievable, as it only took a further 11 years to produce another 50 million vehicles, bringing it past the recently hit 150 million vehicles worldwide mark.  We take a look at our favourite models which were available for sale in the UK, which include a mix of popular best-selling models, along with some rare models which have been established as automotive legends.

10. Nissan X-Trail

First introduced in 2000, the X-Trail is a rugged SUV offering lots of kit and space as standard. It drives well and is available as both 2WD and 4WD, making it an excellent performer off-road. It became more handsome when the MK2 launched in 2007, with sharper looks and even better refinement. The latest offering made available from 2017 is sleeker than the previous generations, and offers a more stylish approach to SUV design, similar to that of its popular Qashqai sibling. It still offers fantastic build quality and generous kit levels, and would suit anyone looking for a dependable 7-seat crossover, with more than 3.7 million sold worldwide.

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Nissan X-Trail

9. Nissan Leaf

In a growing age where more and more alternative powertrains are being explored, Nissan were already ahead of the game back in 2010 when the fully electric Leaf was produced and sold in the US and Japan. The UK first saw the Leaf in 2011, and it was the first 'proper' fully electric car which sold in large numbers, partially due to a driving experience that was like any other normal car - without the noise. The Leaf also emits zero CO2. Instead of an engine, the leaf is powered by an electric motor with energy supplied by a set of lithium batteries and has a range of just over 120miles. It is an important car in Nissan's history and shows the forward-thinking nature of the Japanese manufacturer.

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8. Nissan 200SX/Silvia

The Nissan 200SX was first seen in Europe in the late eighties. But it's the version from 1994 which put it on the map in the UK. The 200SX is a sleek coupe which was a popular choice with the keen driver, and even today, low mileage well cared for examples are very sought after and are popular in drift competitions, due the rear-wheel-drive set-up. They are a modifier's dream too, thanks to a very tuneable engine and stylish looks. The 200SX was called the Silvia in the US and Japan, and the 200SX name was first seen in the seventies, under the Nissan's 'Datsun' name.

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Nissan Silvia

7. Nissan Navara

The Nissan Navara is a tough, well-built 'work horse' pick-up truck, which can do the job Monday to Friday, and become family friendly come the weekend.  Unlike many pick-up trucks, the Navara is pretty similar in its driving style to a regular car, along with decent comfort and features often reserved for other vehicles, and not necessarily found in a truck. This makes the Navara a firm favourite for those looking for a dependable and useful multipurpose vehicle. Looks wise, the latest generation of the Navara is a handsome truck and continues to feature excellent build quality, generous kit levels, enhanced technology and is a popular choice all over the globe.

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Nissan Silvia

6. Nissan Juke

In the ever-changing world of automotive, Nissan are excellent at releasing models ahead of the game and competition. The Nissan Juke is a popular small SUV which looks very much like a bold 4x4, yet it's the size of the more commonly found five-door hatchback. Available in a range of petrol and diesel engines it offers something for everyone, including stand-out styling, decent performance and efficiency as well as generous kit levels. For those wanting more performance and a more striking appearance, there is even a hot 'Nismo' (standing for Nissan Motorsport) version with enhanced sports styling and up to 214 bhp.

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Nissan Juke

5. Nissan 350Z/370Z

Nissan has a history of producing legendary 'Z' cars, such as the Datsun/Nissan 240Z and 300ZX. These sleek sports cars have a worldwide following and were very popular when launched, due to their sleek, exotic lines and high performance. Nissan launched the 350Z back in 2002. It featured concept-car looks and fantastic performance from its 3.5-litre V6 engine delivering circa 276bhp, with later models offering over 300bhp, just like its predecessors. 2009 saw the updated 370Z launched with a slightly larger engine (3.7-litres) and an increase in horsepower. The standard 370Z has just over 320bhp, with a range-topping Nismo version coming with 350bhp. Both the 350Z and 370Z come in Coupe and Roadster body styles.

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Nissan 350Z and 370Z

4. Nissan Skyline GT-R

Perhaps the most celebrated name in Nissan's history: GT-R. Before the current Nissan GT-R was introduced, the Skyline GT-R was the flagship Nissan performance model. The R32 Skyline from the late eighties was sold in the UK in small numbers, as most of the Skyline GT-R models were Japanese imports. The R33 GT-R shot to fame for its performance around the infamous Nurburgring, achieving a sub 8-minute lap time which, which back in 1996 was blisteringly quick - it still is even by today's standards. The R34 GT-R has even more of a cult status, helped by its appearance in Hollywood blockbusters such as the Fast and Furious Films and its popularity with major car tuning companies. All variations of the Skyline GT-R were also made famous in the hit computer game; Gran Turismo.

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Nissan Skyline GTR R33

3. Nissan Qashqai

Produced since 2006, the British-built Nissan Qashqai is widely credited with inventing what we now know as the "Crossover" segment of the market, and offered a more practical take on the family hatchback. Well-built, spacious, well-equipped and good-looking, the Qashqai was an instant hit and has only bettered with age. Being aimed at families, the Qashqai was also decent on fuel thanks to a choice of efficient engines offering a blend of performance and economy. All of these characteristics have meant the Qashqai has won various awards over its reign including best small SUV and Car of the Year.

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Nissan Qashqai

2. Nissan Micra

The Micra is a much-loved supermini, and was first introduced way back in 1982. Now in its fifth generation, the Micra now showcases a bold new look bringing the design and appeal right up-to-date. The first generation Micra was a slightly boxy affair, with the following iterations introducing more bubble-like features. Engines are always small, with excellent economy. The Micra has also established itself as an incredibly reliable car thanks to great build quality and effective design. The all-new Micra has been totally modernised with striking design and impressive technology as standard.

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Nissan Micra

1. Nissan GT-R

Introduced in Japan in 2007, it wasn't until 2009 before the GT-R was sold in Europe and the UK. The Nissan GT-R was the successor to the Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R, only Nissan decided to drop the Skyline name. The GT-R is a technological masterpiece and is often referred to as the 'supercar for the PlayStation generation', following on from the Skyline generations, due to the cars unbelievable technology and performance. It is powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V6 engine with circa 550BHP depending on which variant you go for. 60mph is dealt with in an awe-inspiring sub 3 seconds. This has given the GT-R somewhat of a hero status and the reintroduction of the 'Godzilla' nickname. It is a car popular with tuners and modification companies, and its commonplace to see GT-Rs with over 1000bhp!

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