It’s a Datsun Revival as Nissan Heads to Emerging Car Markets

February 8th, 2013 by

Back in 1975, it wouldn’t be an odd sight to see someone in the greater Idaho Falls area cruising around in a Datsun 240Z. Perhaps you were one of them; wearing bell-bottoms and rocking out to the likes of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, or for the sensitive types, Barry Manilow. That was the last year Datsun was truly available in the United States. Of course, they changed the name to Nissan and the rest is history, but Ron Sayer Nissan would like to let you know of a Datsun comeback.

No, it won’t be here in our showroom or across America. Instead, Nissan is using the Datsun nameplate to jump-start emerging car markets like Russia, India, and Indonesia. In these countries, demand for vehicles is growing at a rapid rate, but supply and options are limited. Nissan intends to release a line of vehicles that give drivers in emerging markets a valuable and reliable vehicle.

Of course, since we know much of the technology used to build these new Datsun models are going to be using Nissan parts that they’ll be a hit no matter where they go.

The vehicles are expected to arrive in emerging markets in mid-2013 for the 2014 model year.

Don’t get down that we’re not seeing Datsun make a return to the United States. There are plenty of new Nissan models to choose from at Ron Sayer Nissan, including the LEAF electric vehicle and the 370Z sports car.

To take a closer look, stop in and see us during regular business hours. We’re housed at 1175 N. Woodruff Ave, Idaho Falls, ID 83401 and are here to answer questions and arrange test drives.

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