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The Nissan Bluebird is a to medium-sized car launched in 1957. The still exists today on the Pulsar -based Nissan Sylphy in Japan, and on the U13-based Bluebird in mainland China.

The traditional competitor was the Toyota from almost the very of the product line.

It is one of the longest-running from a Japanese automaker. It spawned the S130 Fairlady which in turn spawned the (originally 910 Bluebird/S130 Fairlady Z the 160J/710/Violet/Auster/Stanza line, and the US-built line.

Export and foreign-built names

Export versions sold variously as the Datsun Datsun 180B (with and 200B versions) and the Datsun The Nissan Bluebird nameplate appearing around 1982 as the marque was phased out in favour of

From 1981 to 1985, followed the Japanese convention by its car the REdbird, and had a unique, facelifted version for 1984 and 1985. car was replaced in 1986 by the Nissan It would be replaced by the successive also called Pintara, 1992; then the range was in line with the Japanese for the U13 series from 1993 to

In the United States . the Bluebird was sold as the Nissan Stanza. In the Stanza became the Nissan Currently, the Bluebird is not sold in America; in 1998, the Altima was redesigned, becoming a model to the North American market.

The sold in Europe between and 1990 was in fact a rebadged Auster —this was replaced by the in Nissan’s European line-up in

A six-cylinder version called the was released in the 1980s and became a model.



Although Nissan’s own materials that the Bluebird name in 1959, some records that the name first a 988 cm³, 34 hp four-door sedan in which was part of the company’s 210 Its engine was based on an Austin as Nissan had been building the A50 Cambridge under licence in the

The 210 was known for doubling Nissan’s at the time and was the first Nissan to be to the United States.

In some this model was exported as the 1000 .

The 210 established an early for reliability, with two of them the 1,000 cm³ class in the 1958 Mobilgas Rally.

The 210 had succeeded the 110 sold as a two- and four-door and offered from 1955 to This model bore the or A110 model names and was by an 860 cm³, 20 hp four-cylinder engine. In respects, the A110 is the forerunner of the Bluebird line.

Incremental were denoted by 112, 113 and 114 with the last model a 113 a 210 engine.

Subsequent models the 211 (October 1958) with changes.

310 series

The Datsun which debuted for August was an all-new car. The 310 series had a 1 L from the 210 model. The 310 was built 1960-1963.

There were models built: 310 (1960), 311 and 312 (1962-1963).

In July 1960, a station wagon was added The P310 was powered by the 1.2L E engine. A smaller engine (simply called 310) was by the 1.0L Nissan C engine.

The and P312 (powered by the 1.2L E-1 engine ) also had smaller versions (311 and 312) were powered by the 1.0L C-1 engine. By February 1961, a 1.2 L engine (codenamed E-1) an option on a higher-trim DX model.

tended to ape larger American A very small number did it to the United States, but were

410/411 series

In September Nissan brought the Bluebird with boxier styling, the more European designs produced in the United States. The 410 was from 1964-1967. Two models built: 410 (1964-1965), and 411 (1965-1967).

A model, the Bluebird SS . was launched in 1964, with a tuned 1.2 L

Initially, only a four-door and five-door station wagon in the range, but a two-door was added in 1964. The two-door SS was launched in 1965. The two-door was not available in the

The base engine was enlarged to a 1.3 L in May 1965 and a 1.6 L SSS model was launched the month. This began a of famous Nissans in Japan, the Bluebird SSS a mainstay of the range its deletion in 2001.

510 series

The 510 is the most famous Nissan of them all in the US, where the Datsun instantly brings this to mind.

Launched in August it was one of the most comprehensive Bluebird in terms of body styles: a sedan, a four-door sedan, a station wagon, and a two-door (added in November 1968).


The 610 series was launched in Japan in 1971 and was badged as the Bluebird-U . The behind the U suffix is uncertain, but it has suggested that it was an acronym for User or Ultra. For the Japanese market, the 610 was pitted against the Corona MkII. Also in . the 610 was initially sold alongside the 510 but replaced the 510. 610’s available in a 4dr, 2dr hardtop and five-door wagon.

Trim in Japan were GL (Grand SSS (Super Sports Sedan), DX or … (Standard). The 610 borrowed its and drive train from the 510. Thus all 610’s equipped with the Nissan inline engines. Likewise, the 610 4dr 2dr the class-leading, independent rear arm design, while the wagon the rear live axle leaf springs from the 510

In many export markets, UK . Europe Australia. the 610 was badged as the or 180B with respect to engine displacement. From the USA was the only market outside of to have its 610 HT models equipped the unique, six-bulb tail that covered the entire panel, requiring the license to be mounted below the rear

Most 610’s world- came equipped with a 4spd manual or 3spd transmission, but a 5spd manual was available in the Japan Australia As with the 510, SSS trim misc. sport options and a output engine with carburetors. A Japan -only model was equipped with EFI . and so was one of the first, mass-produced Nissan to be sold without a carburetor.

Another 610 never exported was the 2000 GT (SAMEBLUE..SAME meaning in Japanese). It came with front end to accommodate the longer but this model was not available in a .

A minor upgrade to the front (offset strut tops) for the 610 led to improved handling before the of the 810.

Related Models

after the introduction of the 610, launched a new line of slightly cars utilizing parts and cues from the 610. new line of cars was sold in markets as the 140J/160J, Violet, or 710 and as the Stanza. The use of the 710 name was a source of because it implied that the was either a larger, upscale of the 610 (it was the opposite) or a newer model in the line.

Racing History

A 610 4dr in the 1972 1973 East Safari Rally .Bob drove his 610 HT race car to 2nd place in the SCCA B Sedan Championship for 1974.The car achieved a first for the 1976 SCCA B-Sedan but with Elliot Forbes-Robinson

810 series

The 810 was introduced in July Engine options were over but a 1.4 L was reintroduced in August The 160B, 180B and 200B sold in export markets, Australian magazine Wheels the 200B ‘a 180B 20 more mistakes.’ Styling was an of the 610’s, with slightly off features but retaining a slight bottle.

No two-door sedan was but the four-door sedan, two-door coupé ( SSS Coupe) and five-door wagon were offered.

At time, with several UK losing market share, had grabbed the headlines as the UK’s car importer. The magazine Autocar tested a 180B Bluebird and a top speed of 101 mph (162 km/h) with a 0-60 mph (0 – 96 km/h) of 13.6 seconds. The Datsun’s fuel consumption for the test was mpg (10.2 l/100 km).

For all three of these performance it was marginally better than the Cortina 1600 GL which to dominate this sector in the UK, but cars were beaten for and acceleration (though not for fuel by the relatively crude Morris 1.8HL. It was probably more that the Bluebird had a manufacturer’s retail price, including taxes, of £2950 as against for the Ford and £3315 for the Morris. The found the car matched the competition in respects, though the brakes criticised for being not up to current

The Datsun 180B makes a appearance as a monster truck in Baby’s Cabana Battle Fight 2006 .

910 series

began realigning its export with the home market the 910 series in November 1979. The tags were dropped in of ‘Bluebird’, though the models ‘Datsun Bluebird’ initially. The style options remained the but the look was characterized by a boxy considered modern at the time.

For the models, a ‘Nissan’ badge appearing in 1981, and the following the Datsun name disappeared.

U11 series

The Bluebird switched to drive in October 1983, but the boxy styling of its predecessor. At the Nissan’s design chief at curvy shapes and believed ones would remain With hindsight, that directly against the trend and the obsession with drag

The range was offered in four-door four-door hardtop and five-door wagon forms. The coupé was

Australia made do with the 910 which was facelifted in 1985.

New marketing for the U11 proclaimed the vehicle as the Bluebird’, to differentiate it from its similar-looking predecessor.

This was offered in Europe for two years Nissan began building the as the Bluebird in England in 1986.

the U11 sedans were replaced for the model year, the station continued in to 1990.

Nissan Bluebird

The range was with 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0L engines. The VG20ET V6 was offered for the time in 1984 in Japan, in a with an extended front called the Bluebird Maxima V6 was intercooled 2.0L V6 turbo. was no N/A V6 in any Bluebird.

In the United Kingdom . the following were offered:

1.8 DX (1984-86)

2.0 estate/SGL (1984-86)

1.8 Turbo ZX

T12/T72 series

The T12 and the later T72 Bluebird, is in fact a third Auster. rebadged and sold in However, its well known quality and reliability and the influential it had in what is now Europe’s most car factory merits the T12/72 its badge.

The T12 was introduced in Europe in as a replacement for the U11 Bluebird. From 1986, the T12 was assembled from shipped in from Japan, at . England. The saloon versions door) were available and the hatchback (five door) available in January 1987.

the U11 platform, Bluebird Estates also built at Washington.


Nissan evolved the boxy of the U11 slightly, released in September

In Japan, a four-door sedan and hardtop were offered, Nissan of Australia did create a Nissan Pintara ‘Superhatch’ that was sold as the Bluebird in export markets, including New

Nissan made a turbocharged from 1987 to 1990 the RNU12, using the 1809cc CA18DET that was sold in and New Zealand. It also used and HICAS on the SSS-R.

U13 series

The U13 was launched in Japan in September as a four-door sedan and four-door The two models were visually the four-door sedan had curves its U12 predecessor had edges, while the called the Nissan Bluebird ARX . had traditional styling.

Several models included an All Wheel version (ATTESA ).

U14 series

switched to boxy styling for the U14 for January 1996. The American had different front and rear in keeping with its sports positioning. But in its home market, the was targeted more at buyers who the formality of larger Japanese

However, the SSS trim was retained, it no longer referred to a truly model in the range. To fit in with a bracket in Japanese taxation the U14 retained a 1,700 mm width.

a four-door sedan was offered. The and the option of a 1.6 L engine, were The Nissan Hyper CVT automatic was available in this generation.

models had a 1973cc diesel engine.

The Nissan Bluebird ended in 2001, and was replaced by a platform using the Bluebird called the Bluebird Sylphy.


The G10 Bluebird Sylphy is basically the N16 with more luxury The Bluebird Sylphy has vertical grille. Engine choice are the 1.5 . 1.6L QG16DE . 1.8 L QG18DE . and the 2.0 L . A 5-speed manual transmission is for the 1.5 L and 1.6 L cars, others has an 4-speed transmission.

4WD is only offered for the 1.8 L

For 2004. the Bluebird Sylphy minor change with grille, and all-new rear end Teana-like tail lights.


The G11 Bluebird Sylphy uses FF-S platform. This car was at the Tokyo Motor Show

The Nissan Bluebird Sylphy the same engine as the Nissan which is the HR15DE 1.5 L engine and a new MR20DE 2.0 L engine. The 2.0 L version of Bluebird Sylphy uses X-Continuously Variable Transmission This combination results in and powerful acceleration combined the fuel economy of a 1.8 L engine.

The has the most spacious interior and the biggest boot (504 L) in its The rear legroom is almost as big as the Teana and Toyota Camry .

from 2008. the Bluebird is also available for the export as the Nissan Sylphy . The Sylphy is in China . and some South Asian countries.

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