Nissan is a Japanese car manufacturer that sells its vehicles globally. Nissan is currently the fifth largest automaker in the world behind companies like Ford, Toyota, Volkswagen Group, and General Motors. Nissan currently makes all types of vehicles ranging from sedans, SUVs, and trucks, to supercars and luxury cars. Nissan owns Infiniti which has been the luxury brand of Nissan since 1989. Nissan became well known in the racing division when they created the tuning division Nismo. Nismo and Nissan became respected in the world rally races for their famous all-wheel-drive Nissan GTR.