Nissan Sunny (B11)

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Nissan Sunny (B11). 1981–5 (prod. n/a). 2- and 4-door sedan, 5-door fastback wagon, 3-door coupé, 3-door hatchback, 5-door panel van, 5-door wagon. F/F, 1270, 1488 cm³ petrol, 1680 cm³ diesel (I4 OHC). Nissan gets one up on Toyota by going to front-wheel drive, a full two years before its chief rival. Modern Sunny crisply designed, with only the upright wagon looking clumsy alongside the California wagon—Sport Wagon in some countries. New hatchback (not fastback) body shape added for some countries (Japan, US), not to be confused with similarly sized and contemporary Nissan Pulsar. Sold in the US as the Nissan Sentra and in México as the Nissan Tsuru. Datsun name began disappearing for export with this generation, with initial models badged Nissan with a small Datsun on the boot, until 1984. Spin-off model was the Nissan Laurel Spirit (B11), sold through Prince dealers: this was essentially a better specified Sunny sedan. Larger 1­·7 added October 1982. Turbo models appeared with the B11s; Leprix coupé the notable model in this generation.


Manufacturing location: Japan

Marque: Nissan | Model: Nissan Sunny | Predecessor: Nissan Sunny (B310) | Successor: Nissan Sunny (B12)


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