The Datto returns!

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Nissan dropped the name “Datsun” over 30 years ago, but there are still the odd Datsun Bluebird plying the back streets of Bangkok, where they were the ubiquitous taxi in the 1970’s.

 

Now Nissan are talking about reviving the nameplate to use on a cheaper range of vehicles in India, followed by Indonesia and Russia.  These cars will be offered in a form that will suit the lower cost bracket in the different countries, and sources within Nissan are talking outputs of 300,000 vehicles annually, at a price of less than 200,000 THB.  I doubt if it will come with air-conditioning for that money.

 

1967 Datsun Bluebird. 1967 Datsun Bluebird.