The Datsun Violet (English = Violet) (also: Datsun 140J/160J) is a 1973-1981 produced in two generations of middle-class model of the Japanese car manufacturer Nissan.
In the first generation of Violet it was a derivative of the contemporary Nissan Bluebird U610 model with rear-wheel drive and a rigid rear axle, which was later offered in Japan as two-and four-door sedan and two-door hardtop coupe and station wagon.
In Germany the Violet came as a four-door coupe and in October 1973 under the names Datsun 140J (1.4 liter, 48 kW/65hp), 160J (1.6 liter, 52 kW/72hp) and 160J SSS Coupe (1, 6 liter, 61 kW/83hp) at prices of DM 8890-9990 on the market; in Japan, there were also versions with 1.8-liter engine.
In 1976, the Violet a facelift (Type 711), in whose train accounted for the 1.4-liter and the previous hatchback limousine was replaced by a notchback.
In Taiwan, the sports coupe was introduced in 1971 under the name Yue Loong VIP Brougham and produced by the Chinese Yulon Motor Company. The model was very successful there and replaced for eight years the Yue Loong Bluebird. Especially in high society the luxury model was required and provided a large fan base. Nevertheless, the sister model of the Datsun Violet SSS was produced in a single generation. After that, the model 1979, again by the Bluebird replaced.
In May 1977, released in Japan the Violet of the second generation, which broke away from the technical base of the Datsun Bluebird. The body line was much more modern and edgier design than the rounded predecessor, the leaf springs on the rear axle gave way to coil springs. In Japan, there was a four-door notchback sedan, a three-door hatchback coupe and a station wagon with engines from 1.4 to 2.0 liters. As of 1980, the five-door Hatchback adopted from that of the virtually identical sister model Datsun Stanza program.
In Germany 1978 sedan and coupe were from March again under the name Datsun 160J/160J SSS Coupe, later offered as the Datsun Violet. In the sedan the 1.6-liter four-cylinder to deliver 61 kW/83hp in the coupe 65 kW/89hp. The prices amounted initially to DM 11,495 (sedan) to 12,495 (coupe).
1980, a facelift (Type A11), recognizable by their rectangular headlights.
The Violet won between 1979 and 1982 four times in a row, the East African Safari Rally and Rally New Zealand 1980; Successor was the Nissan Stanza the second generation.
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