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by Brett Davis

Remember the good old Datsuns of the 60s and 70s? The cars were cheap, offered reasonable levels of equipment and reliability and didn’t go too bad either… in their day. Now, word has it the brand could be about to make a return.

Under the wing of parent company Nissan, new Datsun models might be released into emerging markets in the coming years. The brand will apparently be set up to provide these markets with entry-level vehicles, with prices starting at around the $5000 mark.

The vehicles are likely to be sold in markets such as China and India, and other smaller markets such as those found in Latin America, parts of Africa and parts of Eastern Europe.

Details of the cars haven’t been confirmed yet as Nissan hasn’t officially announced the move, but the cars are expected to feature about the same level of equipment as the original classics.

The last Datsuns that went on sale in Australia were the Datsun 1200 ute in 1985 and the Datsun 280ZX in 1982. Nissan eventually phased out the Datsun brand in most markets by 1986.

Would you like to see the Datsun make a comeback? Do you have fond memories of the brand, or not so fond ones? Feel free to reminisce in the comments section below.




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