The Datsun is a car model which existed years before it gained popularity here in the United States. Originating in 1931 under the DAT Motorcar Co., this nameplate was spelled differently and was largely popular in Japan. It wasn’t until after World War II that the car made its debut in the States. Although it would become known as an economy car , yet a classy one, the logo for the Datsun was based on the Japanese flag, which features a red circle in the middle of a white flag.
When the Datsun was introduced in 1958, it was Nissan that proudly offered the model to buyers. Nissan continued to use the nameplate until the early 1980s, when the company became dedicated to promoting the Nissan name. In the time between its introduction and the discontinuation of the Datsun name, the car earned its popularity among car enthusiasts for its innovative designs and affordable price tags.
In March 2012, Nissan made a big announcement for fans of the Datsun: the company plans to revive the Datsun nameplate, and it is committed to making the vehicle a great option for those on a tight budget. Beginning in 2014, the Datsun will be available for just $3000, which will make it a great first car or a reliable, affordable mode of transportation for lower-income individuals. Of course, in order to successfully keep the price tag low, there will be some normally standard features that will not be present in this model, like an automatic transmission. Nissan’s goal is to have six Datsun vehicles ready to roll at that time.
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