• Nissan Cablight

The Datsun CabLight was a Datsun pickup truck the 1958-1968 produced. He was Nissan’s basic model of commercial vehicles above the Datsun pickup truck. While the other vehicles from Nissan/Datsun became larger, it was decided to enter in the small truck/commercial vehicle segment. This was then served by models of Suzuki, which later acquired by Nissan manufacturer Cony and Hopestar. Nissan was the opinion of a well to offer a good model in so far unoccupied area and the success of the popular domestically and in export CabLight took this into account. 1968 CabLight was then replaced by the larger Datsun Cabstar.

The CabLight was an extremely low cost-to-build vehicle. With the exception of the hood and the roof all body parts were just flat or had only one curve. The front bumper consisted of nothing more than a piece of metal with two inner curves and the grille was a plumbes piece of sheet steel. Out Pungent were the front to open the so-called suicide doors. The minimalist design continued in the interior with a flat plate continued as a dashboard with a speedometer and a few switches. Neither a floor covering was present, nor was there a heater and also no noise insulation or paneling. As a symbol of recognition lettering CabLight was on the hood up Tragten and the doors Datsun. The mechanism was kept simple with the Datsun B-1 engine, which was a modified D-10 engine from the prewar years. The four-cylinder petrol engine had 860cm ³ and made 27hp. Means 4-speed manual transmission, which was one of sync, he reached a top speed of 75km/h After production began in August 1958 of the flatbed A20, which was available as a panel van with canvas top or a covered with steel loading surface, followed in the fall of 1958, a double cabin pickup with 2 +2 or 2 +3 seats and cargo area, as well as the delivery Van. The Delivery Van VA20 was a glazed issue of the van, of a 2-seater with a full cargo space or as a 2 +2 (+3 and 2 respectively) seats plus cargo space was available as a station wagon.

1961 followed the revised CabLight A120. They tried to give the model more style and so the panels were designed a little rounder. Inside there was now also a glove compartment and a bench seat instead of the previous Spartan single-bucket seats. Furthermore, but the suicide doors were installed. As a distinctive mark next to the words CabLight on the hood, there was now a big D with the lettering Datsun in the middle of the grille. Had on the technology just as little changed as to the variety of models.

In 1963 the CabLight A121 with modified grille and otherwise no changes.

As of January 1964 there was because CabLight A122. This had the D-Engine-called 4-cylinder petrol engine offered with 1046cm ³ 40PS of power. Apparently they wanted here test the willingness of customers to get more power for an extra charge because the production already ended in late February 1964.

In March 1964, the completely renovated CabLight A220 was introduced in the market. This generation had now style and offered its own flair as small round trucks The suicide doors were also disappeared like the minimalism of the predecessor. The upper part of the dashboard was now padded and there were now a instrument cluster from the old Datsun 220 with speedometer, temperature gauge and fuel gauge. Again, the model was above the grille on the Hood of the lettering CabLight and now an emblem on the front fenders gave the information about the capacity. The name Datsun or the emblem was found on the vehicle anywhere except in the middle of the steering wheel. In addition to the already deployed in CabLight 122 1.0 L D motor there was now also the larger D11 engine. This four-cylinder gasoline engine had 1138cm ³ capacity and made 53PS. The Pickup A220, which was only available as a single cabin, there was now also with a hinged side and rear steel construction as A220 H. As a Delivery Van VA220 he was now either offered as a laterally verblechter or a glazed panel van, in addition to a 5-seater station wagon variant. In addition, there was now a 3 +3 +3 9 seater minibus KA220. In 1966, a minor revision with a new grille which the model was the 221. By September 1968, the series was produced and then replaced by the new Datsun Cabstar in October 1968.

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