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It spawned most of Nissan's products sold internationally, and has been known by a number of different names and bodystyles, including the 160J/710/Violet/Auster/Stanza line.
Export versions were sold variously as the Datsun 510, Datsun 180B (with 160B and 200B versions) and the Datsun Bluebird.
The 1935 Datsun Type 14 is externally very similar to the Type 13 but uses the addition of a leaping rabbit emblem at the front.
Mechanically, the old DAT engine of the Datsun 13 was replaced with the Datsun Type 7 engine, a side valve 4 cylinder engine with a displacement of 722 cc (44.1 cu in).
The Bluebird sold in Europe between 19 was in fact a rebadged Nissan Auster—this was replaced by the Primera in Nissan's European line-up in 1990.
A six-cylinder version called the Maxima was released in the 1980s and became a separate model.
From 1981 to 1985, Australia followed the Japanese convention by calling its car the Bluebird, and had a unique, facelifted rear-wheel-drive version for 19.
It marked "the birth of the Japanese car industry" according to Britain's National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.
Nissan produced the vehicle at Yokohama, along with its commercial truck version called the 14T.
Herbert Austin was definitely concerned about the possibility of the Datsun infringing on his patents; he subsequently imported a 1935 Datsun to examine, but decided not to file a complaint.
Some websites have pointed to this as evidence supporting the hypothesis that the Datsun was not a copy of the Austin.