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Do you remember these trucks from the Nissan archives?

The Tama Truck is just one of the models Nissan keeps in its archives.

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When Americans think of pickup trucks, it's not often that Nissan is at the tip of their tongues. Still, Nissan has had a long truck history reaching all the way back to the days of black and white photography.

Scroll through the photos below and see if you remember the trucks shown below.

Nissan Atlas (1981-2012): 1981 Nissan Atlas 2t Doublecab

1981 Nissan Atlas 2t Doublecab

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Nissan Caball (1966-1981): 1976 Nissan Caball Double Cab 1.5t

1976 Nissan Caball Double Cab 1.5t

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Nissan Cabster (1973-1981): 1973 Nissan Cabstar 1500DX 1000kg

1973 Nissan Cabstar 1500DX 1000kg

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1990 Datsun Cablight

1990 Datsun Cablight

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Datsun Pickup (1961-1997): 1961 Datsun Pickup

1961 Datsun Pickup

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Nissan Junior (1962-1980): 1961 Nissan Junior

1961 Nissan Junior

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Nissan Truck (1959-1969): 1966 Nissan Truck 6t Tanker Lorry

1966 Nissan Truck 6t Tanker Lorry

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1947 Tama Truck

1947 Tama Truck

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Today, Nissan sells the Titan, Titan XD and Frontier in the U.S. Overeas the Navara and NP300 are also part of the lineup.

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The new Z starts at under $40,000.

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The new Nissan Z is finally here, and the 400-horsepower sports car is hitting the market with a reasonable price. The car starts at just $39,990 before a $1,025 destination charge. That's significantly cheaper than the least expensive Toyota Supra for a car with impressive specs and great style.

2023 Nissan ZThe Z gets a 400-horsepower V6 from Infiniti.Nissan

The 2023 Z comes with a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that makes 400 horsepower. It's paired with either a six-speed manual or nine-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. That's the enthusiast's dream setup, and it's one of few cars available in the U.S. with a manual gearbox. The body is stiffer and features more reinforcements from prior cars, and the steering system now features electric assistance instead of hydraulics. 18-inch wheels are standard and 19-inchers are available.

When it announced the car, Nissan made a point to talk about its retro-inspired styling and classic proportions. The coupe features a sweeping roofline, a distinct front fascia, and is unmistakeably a Z car, through and through. Inside, the car features a three anlog gauges for a classic look, 12.3-inch configurable digital gauge cluster and a 9-inch touchscreen display. The cabin looks upscale and tech-forward, with deep bucket seats.

2023 Nissan ZThe 2023 Z lands this summer. Nissan

Nissan says the new Z will go on sale in summer 2022. Pricing starts at $39,990 for the base Sport trim, $49,990 for the mid-range Performance trim, and $52,990 for the limited-edition range-topping Proto Spec trim.

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First-year Ford F-150 Lightning production numbers doubled
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Ford has begun serial production of the new F-150 Lightning electric pickup truck, marking what could be one of the most important days in recent automotive history. The first trucks rolled off the assembly line at Ford's Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Michigan today, so America's best-selling truck has finally gone electric. Ford wants to sell two million EVs per year by 2026 and have half of its global sales volume to be electric by 2030.

Ford F-150 LightningPast meets future: Ford's new electric pickup will be the F-150 Lightningautomotivemap.com

Ford has seen extreme demand for the trucks, with 200,000 reservations since the books opened. To deliver, the automaker plans to increase production to an annual rate of 150,000 units by next year, which involved huge investments in the Rouge Center and created hundreds of jobs. Ford's total investment for the F-150 Lightning crests $1 billion across Michigan alone, and has created 1,700 jobs across various facilities in the state.

Ford F-150 LightningThe first production trucks left the factory today.
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Though the Lightning starts around $40,000, the most mainstream models will cost much more than that. The F-150 Lightning Pro, while affordable, is a stripped-down truck intended for commercial buyers. It's still a forward-looking electric truck with amazing capabilities, but it lacks much of the creature comforts and features that everyday drivers expect. Higher trims get the latest driver assistance features, including BlueCruise, which is Ford's semi-autonomous hands-free driving assistant. A 12-inch touchscreen is standard, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, navigation, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and more.

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