The Datsun Take On Luxury Was Fantastically Vulgar

Let's play a word association game. I'm going to say a few words, and you tell me the first thing that comes to your head. Here we go: Four-speaker stereo system. Velour seats. Stirring coal. Lighted instrument panel. If you thought "Rolls-Royce Phantom," you're close. It's the 1979 Datsun 280ZX. » 4/12/14 8:47am 4/12/14 8:47am

The Nissan IDx Is A Pornographic Interpretation Of A Modern Datsun 510

It sure was nice of Nissan to use their controversial dream-invasion technology to find out what cars we desire most and not just broadcast all our pervy nighttime fantasies, unlike some carmakers I could mention. Here's some nice car porny pictures of the results of that research, the IDx concepts we saw in Detroit. » 1/16/14 12:00pm 1/16/14 12:00pm

Take A Tour Of The Best Vintage Japanese Cars In The United States

One of the great things about living on the West Coast is how established the Japanese classic car community is. In many parts of the US, there's still people who laugh at the idea of a Japanese classic car show, but out in Long Beach this past weekend it was clear that Japanese 'nostalgic' cars are serious business… » 9/30/13 4:05pm 9/30/13 4:05pm

Datsun Crams Seven People In A Go

Datsun went to Indonesia to unveil the second car in the reborn Datsun line, a seven-seater MPV called the Go+. Well, it's really more of a 5+2 seater, and if we're talking America, it's probably more of a 4+dog seater. But it's not for us in the US, so expect this to hold well over seven people. » 9/17/13 9:27am 9/17/13 9:27am

2020 Will Be The Year Of The Autonomous Car

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 9/12/13 9:12am 9/12/13 9:12am

The New $7,000 Datsun Is Go

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 7/15/13 9:17am 7/15/13 9:17am

Nissan Teases Us With Old Cars In Anticipation Of The New Datsun

The wait is almost over. The new Datsun is scheduled to be officially revealed in just a few hours when Nissan officially reveals the first of the cheap cars for emerging markets carrying a name that hasn't been used since the '80s. » 7/14/13 3:00pm 7/14/13 3:00pm

Here's What The First New Datsun Will Look Like

Datsun has been gone for 32 years, and while those of us in the US will remain Datsunless, it's coming back to India, Russia, South Africa, and Indonesia. Here's the first look at what those reborn Datsuns will look like. » 7/01/13 12:43pm 7/01/13 12:43pm

Your Ridiculously Awesome Datsun 510 Wallpaper Is Here

You may remember those movie cars from a few weekends back. Lucky for us, artist Scott Park is both quite prolific and quite the automobile admirer. This week he brings us this Datsun 510, part of a series which includes a DeLorean, a Mustang, and a BMW 2002. » 6/15/13 5:15pm 6/15/13 5:15pm

A History Of Nissan Z Commercials As Ranked On A Scale Of John Oates…

In the great pantheon of automotive TV commercials, one ad stands above all the others. It harkens back to a time when men were real men and women rode around in their luxuriously-appointed Japanese sportscars. It is visually stunning and features an incredible soundtrack. It is ridiculous beyond all comprehension and… » 3/31/13 12:30pm 3/31/13 12:30pm

Dear Nissan, Datsun Is Not Dacia!

As you probably all heard by now, Nissan announced last March that it will reintroduce the long gone Datsun marque in emerging markets like Russia, India and Indonesia as a budget brand. With 43.4% of their shares at Renault for more than a decade now, one could only wonder where they got the idea from. The new Datsuns … » 1/04/13 9:00am 1/04/13 9:00am

The 103-Year-Old Mr. K Upon Hearing A Datsun 510 Was Named A Jalopnik

It's starting to feel like the main reason publications indulge in Car Of The Year awards is so the winning automaker will put their name in a bunch of advertisements, making the publication feel like a big shot. At Jalopnik, we don't buy in to this. We receive hand jobs from our partners, not from the automakers. » 12/19/12 10:00am 12/19/12 10:00am

Experience The Sheer Brilliance Of The Talking Datsun 810 Maxima!

Last week Zac gave us a great look at new car features that are destined to get tired pretty quickly. Obviously, this is not the first time this has happened — car companies have a tendency to throw every new technology against the wall to see what sticks. » 12/08/12 9:00am 12/08/12 9:00am