The Datsun motor car company
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Founding of the Datsun motor car company
The brand name Datson was created
by DAT Motorcar Co.
in 1931. The name was purposely given as a
symbol of the smaller sized vehicles that the
DAT Motorcar Co. were producing. The name changed in 1933 to Datsun
after the Nissan Motor Company Ltd took over.
Many different types of vehicles were produced
over the years, the main ones being light trucks
and sports cars including the Fairlady roadsters
and coupes. Nissan phased out the use of the
Datsun brand in 1986 but decided to re-launch it
again in March, 2012 - the first sales
commencing in India, Indonesia and Russia in
2014. The name Datsun derives a combination of
reasons - DAT being the first letter of the
surnames of the company partners when DAT
Motorcar Co. was created - the surnames were
Den, Aoyama and Takeuchi. Sun means loss or to
worship the sun in Japanese, therefore, the two
words forming Datsun. The logo shows the name
Datsun in capital letters written across a red
circle, this logo is based on the Flag of Japan
and the same one was used for Nissan's logo
where only the name was replaced.
History of Datsun motor car company
company information and history timeline details
the dates of major events which influenced the
growth of the business.
First completed Datson car prototype called the
Datson Type 10.
Company sells around 150 Datson Type 11
Datson Type 12 was produced which was powered by
a 750cc engine, this followed the government
giving permission to use an engine of this
The name Datson changed to Datsun.
Datsun enters the American market.
Name Datsun changed to
Nissan in the US.
What models and types of cars and automobiles
does the Datsun motor car company produce?
The models and types of cars and automobiles
produced by the company include those detailed
on the following list. Whether you enjoy
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