Premier League champions Manchester City signed Nissan Motor Co. as the first global sponsor of its portfolio of clubs on Thursday.
The five-year deal with Nissan was announced as City continue their expansion from Manchester's second team to a globally recognised brand.
As well as Major League Soccer expansion team, New York City FC, City also recently bought Australian side Melbourne Heart, which has subsequently been renamed Melbourne City.
Nissan will be the automotive partner of the whole City Football Group, with the company branding to feature prominently at the Etihad Stadium where Man City won the Premier League title for the second time in three seasons in May.
"This innovative partnership enhances Nissan's investment in the game of soccer, which is a key platform to further strengthen our brand globally," Nissan President Carlos Ghosn said.
"This new partnership presents us both with incredibly exciting opportunities to collaborate through football both in Japan and across the world," City Football Group chairman Khaldoon al Mubarak said in a statement.