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Datsun is an automobile trademark owned by the motor giant, Nissan. Datsun started producing its own lineup of cars in 1931. During the years 1958 to 1986, the vehicles that were manufactured by Nissan were released under the Datsun name. By the end of the time range, Nissan phased out the name but relaunched it just this 2013 to make it as the brand for low-cost Nissan vehicles.

Being a separate company before in 1931, Dat Motorcar Co. created and named their newest small car “Datson”. Three years after, Nissan acquired the company and decided to change its name from Datson to Datsun. The reason behind this is due to superstition because “son” is also translated as loss in Japanese. Sun is also represented as the sun in the Japanese flag.

In 1986, they pulled out the name from their market. Datsun was acclaimed for its models Fairlady coupes, Fairlady roadsters, and the 510 model.

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The first Datson prototype was made in the first quarter of 1931. It was initially called the Datson Type 10, and ten units of this model was sold during that time. The following year, Datson sold around 150 cars which they called Datson Type 11.

Datsun Fairlady car model

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When Nissan entered the American market in 1958, they only produced trucks and no cars. All their cars were branded to be Datsun. Only after two years did they started on using Nissan as brand to their automobile models in the US. These said models are high-end, including the luxury Cedric sedan.

Just this 2012, Datsun was once again relived and was used in countries like South Africa, India, Indonesia, and Russia. It came back from a long rest, thanks to the reputation and reliability that Nissan earned through the years. Right now, concept cars are made on the Datsun brand in India and Russia.

Here is the full list of Datsun models and variants:

  • Datsun Go
  • Datsun Fairlady
  • Datsun 240Z
  • Datsun Go+
  • Datsun on-Do
  • Datsun mi-Do
  • Datsun redi-Go
  • Datsun 1000 DeLuxe
  • Datsun 510

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