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JDM Traditional Japanese Car Nissan Sunny

The Sunny was a public car manufactured and sold from Nissan Motor Company from 1966 to 2004, and was Nissan main model that lasted for nine generations from the first generation, which was launched in 1966.

The origin of the car name "Sunny" means "full of sunshine" or "bright, cheerful and youthful" in English. We decided on the name "Sunny" from among the public entries to make it a bright and cheerful car.

The first generation Sunny was launched in 1966 as a two-door sedan.
The body and suspension were strongly influenced by the Opel Kadett, a public West German car of the time developed in 1962. Body types were added successively, and the lineup consisted of five types: 2-door/4-door sedan, 2-door coupe, 2-door light van, and truck.

The second Sunny was launched in 1970.
The body was slightly larger while maintaining a square form, and the design dispelled the simple and slender impression of the first model. The powertrain was also equipped with a 1,100 cc engine as opposed to the 1,000 cc engine of the first generation. The "Excellent" model was also added to the high-end series, equipped with an L14 1,400cc inline 4-cylinder turn-flow SOHC engine for the Bluebird 1400. This model was also popular as a base car for touring car races (TS class).

In 1973, the third generation Sunny launched.
It was one size larger and, like Nissan Cherry, Bluebird U, and Violet, it had a more intonated style, with many curved elements, with an awareness of the North American market. The coupe model of the high-grade "Excellent" had three round tail lamps, and was called "Rocket Coupe" or "Rocket Sunny" by users because of its resemblance to the jet of a rocket.

In 1977, the fourth generation was launched.
Its catchphrases were "Spacious Sunny" and "Quiet Sunny". It was a model that returned to its roots with a functional and concise linear form reminiscent of the previous generation, based on the reflections of the previous model. It was also the last FR model, and like the second generation, it competed in the TS Race and Fuji Freshman Race.
The fifth generation was launched in 1981.
The 5th generation Sunny changed its drive system to front-wheel drive, and the engine was completely redesigned to match the times. The car had been sold in Japan under the "Datsun" brand, but with the full model change, it was officially renamed the "Nissan Sunny".

In 1985, the sixth generation was launched.
The sixth generation Sunny was influenced by the VW Santana, which was produced under license at Nissan in terms of design and construction, and was a model with greatly improved quality and performance.

In 1990, the seventh generation was launched.
The body of the seventh generation Sunny was a 4-door sedan only, and the coupe model was launched as the NX Coupe. All gasoline engines were DOHC. In racing activities, the model became a mainstay machine after winning the Dartra CII class.

In 1993, the 8th generation was launched.
As with its previous model, only a 4-door sedan body type was available, and the coupe model was marketed as the Lucino.

In 1998, the ninth generation was launched.
The ninth generation Sunny was also available only as a 4-door sedan body type, and the styling was a kept concept, inheriting the atmosphere of the previous generation. In addition, the engine was changed to achieve both fuel efficiency and dynamic performance.

In 2004, sales in Japan ended without a successor model, bringing an end to its 38-year history.