Signature’s fleet of Nissan self-drive vehicles offer clients a unique way to experience renting a mid-size saloon rental car in the UK. As one of the most iconic Japanese car marques in the world, each Nissan Car Hire model is unique in design.
All our Nissan rental cars are bought new and include the highest specifications to ensure your self-drive car hire experience that will exceed your expectations. Our Nissan car hire options offer quietness and acceleration responsiveness, comfort and reliability at an affordable rental price that all our car rental clients appreciate. Those looking for a rental car in the UK that offers practicality and performance will welcome Nissan characteristics which include the steering stability and town driving agility of the vehicle.
To see which of our Nissan rental cars suits your needs, simply click on the model above for prices and further information. Alternatively call one of our experienced customer care advisers on 0207 118 2244 who can talk you through all the benefits of each model we have on our UK Nissan fleet which are kept in our London showroom.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., usually shortened to Nissan, is a Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer headquartered in Nishi-ku, Yokohama. This is a popular Marque which can now be found in over 191 countries with 160,000 employees worldwide. Nissan has been creating and sharing innovative cars since 1933.
Nissan strives to bring to the market breath-taking cars with innovative technological features. Aiming to deliver cars that appeal to all, Nissan cars are smarter, safer, exciting and easy to drive. From conception to car construction, testing to transparency, design to innovation, quality is of paramount importance to Nissan, all reasons why Signature Car Hire has included Nissan rent a car options to their fleet of affordable self-drive hire cars.
Kwaishinsha Motor Car Works, led by Masujiro Hashimoto, was established in the early 1900's. The factory commenced with domestic automobile production, which became the leader of the automobile industry in Japan.
Around the same time, Yoshisuke Aikawa was born in Yamaguchi district. He graduated from Tokyo Imperial University, however, when he resided in the United States, Yoshisuke hid his academic accomplishments and worked in a factory, where he developed casting skills. He established Tobata Casting Co., Ltd., when he returned to Japan.
The DAT car was created by combining the initials of three men who invested in Kwaishinsha: Den, Aoyama and Takeuchi. The DAT car was entered in the Taisho Exposition held in the same year. The Kwaishinsha Motor Car Works expanded during the first part of the century, they completed and released on to the market Model 41 DAT mounting the first single body casting 4-cylinder engine in Japan.
Several mergers during 1925 and 1931 enabled the company to grow; this precluded the birth of Datsun in 1932 when the company changed its name: DAT was taken from the initial letters of three men. The SON was changed to SUN, since the SON sounded the same as a word meaning "disadvantage" in Japanese. In 1934 the corporate name was changed to Nissan Motor Co Ltd when Sangyo Co Ltd became a 100% investor in the general meeting of stockholders.
Construction of the Yokohama Plant is completed in 1934 and by 1935 the first car manufactured by a fully integrated assembly system rolls off the line at the Yokohama Plant. Production stops during the war but resumes in 1945 when the first postwar-manufactured car rolls off the line.
During the 50's Nissan acquires other motor companies and enters into a technological cooperation agreement with Austin Motor Co., Ltd. of the United Kingdom. Export of passenger cars to the United States begins and Datsuns are entered in the 6th Australia Mobilgas Trial, with one taking first place for the first time.
During the 60's the company grows with more acquisitions, new production facilities opened, and new export countries achieved for sales. Cumulative exports surpass 1,000,000 units. Growth continues in the 70's with another plant opened and cumulative domestic production surpasses 10 million units, and by the late 70's cumulative production surpasses 20 million units.
In the early 80's, as Nissan expand further in to Europe, cumulative exports surpass 10 million units. More plants are created, and Nissan begins worldwide marketing of vehicles under the Nissan name as part of a new corporate identity program. By the end of the decade exports surpass 20 million units.
By the early 90's, cumulative production surpasses 50 million units. The 300ZX (Fairlady Z) wins the 1990 Import Car of the Year award In the United States. In a joint venture with Hitachi, Ltd., Nissan establishes Xanavi Informatics Corporation for the rapidly growing field of automobile information and communications systems and equipment. MarA new distribution company, Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd., is established in the United Kingdom. Nissan begins sales of the Primera and Bluebird with continuously variable transmission, Hyper CVT. DecNissan introduces the Lepard with direct injection gasoline engines. By the end of this era, cumulative overseas production surpasses 10 million units and Nissan and Renault sign an agreement for a global alliance, including equity participation. Cumulative exports surpass 30 million Units.
The new millennium starts well when the Nissan Altima wins "2002 North American Car of the Year Award". Soon after, Nissan opens Nissan design centre Europe in London. Growth continues in the USA and new business is established in Russia. Teana received Special Award (Best Value) of The Japan Car of The Year Award 2003-2004 and DecNissan Bluebird Sylphy certified as Japan's first SULEV. By 2004 Nissan reports record operating profits of 825 billion yen and operating profit margin of 11.1%. By 2007 Nissan introduces Innovative Engine Valve Control Technology and MayQashqai awarded Five Stars by EURO NCAP. Innovation is strong and Nissan also introduces the world's first Around View Monitor in 2007.
By 2011 Nissan's Iwaki Plant announces it has produced its six millionth engine. Nissan also announce that their popular Nissan Micra / March tops six million sales globally. Following this in 2012 the Nissan Note Wins RJC Car of the Year. In 2013 Nissan releases all-new DAYZ and Datsun is Back with All-New Datsun GO for the New Risers. Innovation is still top of Nissan's agenda with the announcement of unprecedented autonomous drive benchmarks and in 2015 Nissan announces partnership with NASA to jointly develop and deploy autonomous drive vehicles. Nissan’s new Serena ProPILOT technology, 2016, makes autonomous drive first for Japanese automakers. Marking the future of the automotive industry, Nissan wins RJC Car of the Year and Technology of the Year awards.