The then-current logo was unveiled on January 8, 2001 at the North American International Auto Show. It was first previewed on the Alpha-T Concept and Z Concept.
After the new logo was unveiled, the last redesigned vehicle to use this logo was the third generation Nissan Qashqai that was unveiled in Europe on February 18, 2021. This logo will cease usage by 2021.
The new logo was officially unveiled on July 15, 2020, along with the launch of the production version of the Ariya model in Japan (which is scheduled to go on sale in late 2021), followed by the Magnite Concept in India on the following day. It was previewed earlier on the Ariya Concept, which was unveiled on October 23, 2019 at the Tokyo Motor Show. Although the new logo began to be used gradually on all-new or redesigned, existing and facelifted car models, the previous logo is still being used on both existing, facelifted and even all-new or redesigned car models. The first production car to be sold using the new logo was the production version of the Magnite model in India, which was revealed on October 21, 2020 and launched on December 2, 2020, followed by Indonesia on December 21, 2020, the third generation Note model in Japan, which was revealed on November 24, 2020 and went on sale on December 23, 2020, and the facelifted 2021 Armada in the United States, which was revealed on December 8, 2020 and went on sale on January 19, 2021.