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Nissan Teases Its New Datsun Compact


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Just the Facts:
  • Japanese automaker Nissan has released teaser sketches of its new Datsun compact ahead of the car's official unveiling July 15 in New Delhi.
  • Nissan is resurrecting the Datsun brand, which was scrapped more than a decade ago.
  • Datsun will be used only in emerging markets such as India, Russia and Indonesia, beginning in 2014.

YOKOHAMA, Japan — Japanese automaker Nissan has released teaser sketches of its new Datsun compact ahead of the car's official unveiling July 15 in New Delhi.

Nissan is resurrecting the Datsun brand, which was scrapped more than a decade ago, but only in emerging markets such as India, Russia and Indonesia, beginning in 2014.

Nissan said the Datsun brand will offer entry-level buyers in those markets "an engaging driving experience, peace of mind ownership and accessibility at the right and transparent price with a competitive Total Cost of Ownership."

Nissan previously used the Datsun name from the early 1930s to the mid-1980s, when it was phased out in favor of the corporate brand name.

Edmunds says: Don't expect to see a revival of the Datsun name any time soon in North America.

Comments

  • joe_scuba joe_scuba Posts:

    I think they should have kept the Datsun names in the US.

  • themandarin themandarin Posts:

    I think they should change Infiniti to Datsun

  • skw0123 skw0123 Posts:

    They should have made the Note a Datsun. That would have been quite an attention getter.

  • ks55 ks55 Posts:

    Datsuns of a bitches did it again! Next step NisDatsansun for a 4th world community. How much do you want to bet that the cheap idiots in India will still try to bargain over the 3k price.

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