Nissan Pintara (U12)

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Nissan Pintara (U12). 1989–92 (prod. n/a). 4- and 5-door sedan. F/F, 1974, 2389 cm³ (I4 OHC). Huge hype leading up to ‘Project Matilda’ Pintara launch—only to discover it was just an Australianized U12 Bluebird. Dull, and not a unique car that could take on Mitsubishi Magna. Twinned with Ford Corsair (1989–92). One bonus was a Superhatch (Bluebird Aussie in Japan, Bluebird Sporthatch in New Zealand), designed by Nissan Australia, which made the range look appealing. Quality down from Japanese models and relatively few survive. Last Australian Nissan as company exited local production in 1992.

Manufacturing location: Clayton, Victoria, Australia

Marque: Nissan | Model: Nissan Pintara | Predecessor: Nissan Pintara (R31) | Successor: Nissan Bluebird (U13)

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