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Nissan

In 1960, Nissan began manufacturing Datsun vehicles in America. Mass production at Nissan's Smyrna, Tenn., plant began in 1983. Today, Nissan has facilities that manufacture, assemble, research, and design vehicles and components in the U.S. The company’s three manufacturing facilities produce many popular models, including the Nissan Altima, Maxima, Xterra, Frontier, and Pathfinder and the Infiniti QX56.

U.S. Headquarters: Franklin, Tennessee
U.S. Operations Established: 1958

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Subaru

Today, the company has it’s U.S. headquarters in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Mass production at Subaru’s Lafayette, Indiana plant began in 1989. Today, the company’s manufacturing facility produces the Subaru Legacy, Outback, and Impreza.

U.S. Headquarters: Cherry Hill, New Jersey
U.S. Operations Established: 1968

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Suzuki

By the 1990s, Suzuki was selling several models under its own brand, including the Samurai, Cultus, Swift and Sidekick.

U.S. Headquarters: Brea, California
U.S. Operations Established: 1985

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Toyota

In 1972, Toyota began manufacturing vehicles in America. Today, Toyota has facilities that manufacture, assemble, research, and design vehicles and components in the U.S. The company’s seven U.S. manufacturing facilities produce many popular models, including the Corolla, Camry, Toyota trucks, the Lexus luxury brand, and the Scion brand.

U.S. Headquarters: Torrance, California
U.S. Operations Established: 1958

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Honda

Automobiles were introduced into Honda's U.S. product offering in 1969. In 1979, Honda began manufacturing in America in Ohio. Today, Honda has facilities nationwide that manufacture, assemble, research, and design vehicles and components. The company's nine manufacturing facilities produce many popular models, including the Honda Accord, Civic, Odyssey, Pilot, Ridgeline, Element, CR-V and the Acura TL and RDX.

U.S. Headquarters: Torrance, California
U.S. Operations Established: 1959

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Motor Vehicle Safety

Our members have pioneered many safety technologies, such as crash compatibility, while innovating many existing technologies, such as airbags, to improve the safety of the vehicles on American roads today. Our members’ vehicles top both the IIHS and NHTSA crash safety ratings list. Looking ahead, our members are introducing innovations, such as lane-departure warning systems, collision mitigation systems, and active front head restraints. View Global Automakers’ work related to Vehicle Safety below.

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Buy America

For any country, success in today’s global economy requires an open market strategy. We support policies that enable all companies to compete on a level playing field and not hinder one or a group of automakers ability to fairly do business in the U.S. market. View Global Automakers’ work related to Buy America policies below.

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Advanced Technologies

Our members are engaged in research and development of a full range of advanced technologies for vehicles. Continuing to develop the most fuel-efficient internal combustion engines is a top near-term priority. These technologies include the use of turbochargers with down-sized engines, cylinder deactivation during cruise modes, start-stop starter/generator systems to avoid idling, gasoline direct injection to more precisely meter fuel, and more efficient transmissions. View Global Automakers’ work related to Advanced Technologies below.

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Free Trade

We support the adoption of free trade policies based on the economic benefits these agreements bring to the U.S. We believe global investments by automakers into the U.S. create jobs, strengthen the manufacturing base and improve the overall competitiveness of the auto industry. View Global Automakers’ work related to Trade Policy below.

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Alternate Fuels

Our members are engaged in developing a diverse range of advanced technology vehicles powered by natural gas, hydrogen fuel cells, clean diesel, electricity, and sustainable biofuels. Our members sold the first, and now the most, hybrid vehicles in the U.S. Our members also offer the only hydrogen fuel cell and natural gas-powered vehicles available to consumers in the U.S. and soon will sell the first zero-emission mass-market battery electric vehicle. View Global Automakers’ work related to Alternative Fuels below.

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