Datsun is the automobile brand owned by the prestigious Nissan Motor Company. The original Datsun manufacturing began somewhere around 1931. Nissan exported Datsun vehicles from 1958 to 1986.
Nissan phased out the original Datsun and re-launched in 2013 as a consumer-friendly vehicles for the upcoming automobile market.
DAT Motorcar Co. named its new small automobile as “Datson” in 1931. The car was quite small in contrast to DAT’s large vehicle.
DAT was overtaken by Nissan in 1934 and named it “Datsun” because “son” also implies “loss” in Japanese language. Datsun brand was taken off from the market in 1986. Brand Datsun is coveted for the Fairlady (240Z) coupes and 510, Fairlady roadsters.
Nissan proclaimed in 2012 that it will revive the Datsun brand of cars in India, Indonesia, South Africa and Russia.
The upcoming Datsun car resembles Hyundai’s crossover and will give tough competition to Ford’s EcoSport and Mahindra’s Ssangyong X100.
The back and front wheel arches are quite flared in Datsun and there is a close resemblance in the front wheel to its siblings-the GO+ and GO.
Datsun is likely to be powered by 1.5 litre K9K oil burner. It might be similar to ‘turbocharged petrol engine’ that EcoSport has. But some experts believe that Datsun will have 1.5-litre petrol engine identical to that of Sunny.