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    Report: New Datsun models to be based on Lada platform
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    Although we haven't heard much official news about the return of the Datsun brand since Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn made the announcement back in March, we now have a little more information about Nissan's new budget brand. Automotive News Europe is reporting that the new breed of Datsun products ...

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    Video: Petrolicious drinks in the glory of two Datsun Roadsters in wine country
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    The latest Petrolicious video, entitled "Napa Valley Roadsters," features high-def footage of Japanese metal rolling though beautiful California hill country. Specifically, the classic two-liter Datsun Roadster. Like many of the Petrolicious videos that proceeded it, this is a celebration of the ...

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    Video: What it's like to own two historic Nissan Skylines
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    We have no qualms admitting our love for vintage Japanese tin. There's just something about the country's hardware from the 1960s and '70s that flips all the right switches for us, and the lovely Skyline sits at the top of that heap. Our friends at Petrolicious seem to share that infatuation. The ...

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    Report: Renault planning a Tata Nano rival. Again.
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    Four years ago, Renault confirmed that it would partner with India's Bajaj Auto to develop a rival to the Tata Nano. At the time, as everyone waited for the Tata Nano to arrive, you could have used a Richter scale to measure the tremors the executive suites of any automaker with an interest in ...

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    Video: Watch Indycar driver Alex Lloyd drive the legendary Datsun BRE 510
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    If you have even a passing interest in vintage Japanese cars, this machine needs no introduction. The number 46 BRE Datsun 510 is perhaps the poster child for racing underdogs. When it first hit the SCCA Trans Am scene in the early '70s, it lined up against several storied marques. It took lots ...

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    Video: Jay Leno's Garage visits Japan to drive Datsun 240Z, ask Nissan about successor
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    Typically Jay Leno's Garage gives us cool insights on rare, old and sometimes forgotten car models. In the latest episode, however, Jay takes us along to visit Nissan in Japan, where he talks about the next-generation of Z car. The usually well-informed Leno starts the episode not knowing ...

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    Video: Nissan recalls the birth of Miss Fairlady
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    The emphasis in the title is the word "Miss" – this isn't about the Datsun Fairlady (that eventually became the line of Z cars still going today), but the women who were hired to help sell them. Introduced as a concept to accompany a marquee dealership in Tokyo's chic Ginza area, the five ...

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    Video: Depth of Speed gets cozy with a Datsun 510 Wagon
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    The Datsun 510 will always hold a special place in enthusiast's hearts. The anonymous little coupes and sedans quickly established themselves as willing performers on the nation's race tracks in the early '70s. But while the goons at BRE were busy embarrassing other manufacturers in the Trans Am ...

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    Report: Nissan announces Russian expansion
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    Nissan wants to be big in Russia. Right now, the brand brand lays claim to 5.9 percent of the Russian market, and the plan is to increase share to ten percent by 2016. That means moving nearly 500,000 vehicles a year, more than triple the 161,000 total units moved in 2011. Nissan plans to muscle ...

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    Video: Watch Carlos Ghosn get a ride through Nissan's amazing classic car collection
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    Many privileges come with the title of CEO at one of the world's top automakers. As top man at Nissan and Renault, Carlos Ghosn certainly has his share of perks. Take for instance unfettered access to Nissan's heritage warehouse in Zama, Japan where 400 Nissan and Datsun vehicles are ...

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    Breaking: Nissan confirms return of Datsun
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    It turns out the rumors were true: Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has officially announced the resurrection of the company's storied Datsun nameplate. The company will use the brand to strengthen its foothold in emerging markets from Indonesia to India and Russia, offering buyers inexpensive, ...

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    Report: Is Nissan reviving its Datsun brand for a low-cost return in 2014?
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    Japan's Nikkei news service is reporting that Nissan is dusting the cobwebs off its Datsun brand, dropped back in 1986, and preparing it for a return in 2014. Loyalists will be disappointed to learn that the "new" Datsun badge won't be riveted to the nose of any upcoming Fairlady Z in the near ...

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    Video: Nissan Juke takes to the dirt against the Eyesore Racing Datsun 510
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    Forty years, countless miles, a corporate name change and untold heaps of abuse separate Dave Coleman's 1971 Eyesore Racing Datsun 510 from the 2011 Nissan Juke. But that didn't stop the guys from Inside Line from pitting the two distant cousins against each other in a gravel there-and-back race ...

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    Report: Nissan moves on plans to revive Datsun nameplate as budget sub-brand
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    Plans are reportedly progressing to bring back Datsun. Wait, what? Wasn't Datsun just the name of Nissan before it became Nissan? Why yes, yes it was. But the Japanese automaker is – as we initially reported back in July – planning on dipping back into its own history to launch a ...

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    Exclusive: Autoblog gets a peek inside Adam Carolla's private garage
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    Adam Carolla has been called many things – and he has called many people different things – over the years. The noted television host, radio personality, actor, comedian, and famed podcaster is currently hosting The Car Show on SPEED TV with John Salley, Dan Neil and Matt Farah (it ...

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    Report: Nissan bringing back Datsun name for emerging markets?
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    Word on the web is that Nissan is mulling the notion of bringing back the Datsun name. According to The Truth About Cars, reports are emerging that the Japanese automaker will employ its old moniker in emerging markets for new, inexpensive models. Specifically, the cars are slated to cost no more ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: World's best Datsun 240Z resto-mod?
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    The Datsun 240Z is a pantheon vehicle. By that we mean it belongs on many a car enthusiasts' all-time great vehicle lists. If you're in the market, there are plenty of options on eBay that will help you put one in your driveway. One Datsun in particular has caught our eye due to the quality of ...

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    NASCAR robots, Datsun Bumblebee spied during filming of Transformers 3
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    Transformers 3 is filming in Chicago right now, luring all camera-toting film buffs to the Windy City's streets like moths to a bug zapper. In addition to snagging the three NASCAR Transformers and Optimus Prime's trailer, there's the matter of a 1972 Datsun 510 painted much like Bumblebee and ...

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    Nissan working on BRE 370Z to mark car's 40th anniversary
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    BRE Nismo Z getting painted for the Walter Mitty Challenge – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It looks like there will be more than one car showing up the Walter Mitty Challenge at Road Atlanta next month wearing the colors of Pete Brock's BRE racing team. Just days after Mazda ...

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    Nobushige Wakatsuki, the man responsible for bringing Nissan/Datsun to U.S. dies at 81
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    Here's a bit of interesting folklore for you history-obsessed car buffs out there. Nissan (then selling Datsuns) was tricked into coming to America. Seems that Nissan never planned to sell cars here, as they felt that their diminutive, economical rides were too small and slow for the mighty U.S. ...

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