Nissan Returns to the Super Bowl for the First Time in 18 Years

But some other automakers take the bench

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After nearly 20 years on the bench, Nissan USA will run a 60-second spot during the 2015 Super Bowl. The Nashville-based company's last Super Bowl ad ran in 1997, but according to USA Today, the car maker is ready for a comeback.

Some automakers such as Jaguar, Lincoln and Volkswagen (a staple at the big game the last four years, beginning with “The Force” commercial in 2011) have decided to sit Super Bowl XLIX out. Toyota and Mercedes-Benz will join Nissan in the advertising lineup.

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