Mention Nissan and most Thais will think of it as a pickup maker or perhaps as the pioneer of the Ecocar, the March hatchback that subsequently spawned the Almera saloon. Some may even associate the brand with the eco-friendly Leaf electric vehicle even if it isn't on sale in Thailand yet.
The copy-cat game continues but this time with American flair. The third-generation Gloria, powered by a straight-six engine, has a twin-deck front end resembling a Pontiac GTO. A version called the Nissan Prince Royal was tailored specifically for the Japanese Emperor in the late '60s.
But to car enthusiasts, Nissan is more than just a maker of pickups or politically correct EVs. The GT-R supercar, for instance, is an impressive reminder of Nissan's sports car heritage.
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