Nissan is launching a new motorsport and customization wing in 2022

Nismo will play a part in its development
by Drei Laurel | Dec 20, 2021
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Some relatively big news from the world of Nissan today: The Japanese car manufacturer is set to launch a new motorsport and customization wing next year aptly named the Nissan Motorsports & Customizing Company.

Exciting stuff, but what does this mean for the company’s long-running performance department, Nismo? Details out of Nissan remain scarce, but Nismo appears it will play a big role in the establishment of the new department.

According to Nissan, the upcoming wing will be comprised of its subsidiaries Autech and Nismo. In a statement, the brand declared the two names will be integrated next year to “better globally utilize Autech's know-how in developing and manufacturing customized vehicles and Nismo’s brand power built up through motorsports.”

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Autech, with its wide range of expertise, is a pioneer of customized vehicles. Nismo, through motorsports and enhanced driving pleasure, is a symbol of the spirit of challenge in Nissan cars,” Nissan chief operating officer Ashwani Gupta said.

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“We are confident that the integration of these two companies will bring us even closer to the pinnacle of exciting mobility we are aiming for.”

The Nissan Motorsports & Customizing Company will start off with a capital of 480 million Japanese yen (around P211 million) and around 600 employees. So, is anyone here expecting this to become another greatest hits factory for the Japanese brand?

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