Nismo, otherwise known as Nissan Motorsports, is the BMW M equivalent for Nissan. It has recently been rebranded to Nismo Cars Business Department and will be a subset of Nissan Autech division.

What does this mean? More Nismo cars globally, basically. Currently, Nismo sells over 15,000 specially commissioned cars a year, ranging from the GT-R, Fairlady Z, Juke, Note, Sentra (Sylphy in Malaysia) and the Patrol. Usually, Nismo takes regular road-going cars and slaps on sportier bodykits and slight performance upgrades.

Interestingly, such efforts have already begun back home with Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) now offering Nismo kits to the Almera and Teana models. The kit, which are all optional, come with red-accented bodykits, Nismo rims, stiffer coils and sportier exhaust system. But is this all the Nismo we will be getting? Only time will tell.


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Travis Chang
Formerly spamming articles about cars and motorsports on this site until the day-job caught up. While the day job remains as exciting as a certain beige sedan, writing about cars could be his closest display of showing passion on cars until he gets either a Bimmer, or an Hachiroku one day...