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Nissan has brought the Datsun back to India after killing the brand in 1981. The Japanese automaker hopes that Datsun will turn Indians on to Nissan just as the Datsun did after it was introduced in the U.S. in 1950.

The new Datsun is not the same old Datsun your pappy drove back in the day. No, the new Datsun is a five-seat hatchback that will sell for the equivalent of $6,670 in rupees. Nissan is calling the Datsun the “Badge of Risers” and says that its drivetrain is designed specifically to suit the local environment, eliminating any stress or complexity for the risers to go forth.”

Nissan will also sell the Datsun, with minor changes, in Indonesia and Russia.

 

About the author: Andrew Greene

 

Now playing the role of grumpy old man in the foothills of Northern California’s Gold Country, Andrew has had a life-long love affair with vehicles of all sorts, from the bicycle he pedaled across the continent in 1991 to the armored personnel carriers he drove in the Army to the bamboo rafts, elephants, motorcycle taxis, ferries and buses he traveled by during the 13 years he lived and worked in South East Asia. Always eager to learn more about how the people of the world get from here to there in their day-today lives, he, a professional journalist, has been covering the vehicle industry for years.

 

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