The Nissan Motor Company called all its cars Datsun in the U.S. until 1984. Since then, it has used the corporate brand name of Nissan. There was no change in ownership, just a change in name. Around the same time the name changed, the company also started branching out into larger cars in the U.S. So by default, the name Datsun is more synonymous with smaller and cheaper cars than Nissan. Pforzheim University design student Benjamin Nawka wanted to re-capture some of that feeling in his Datsun XLink concept.

Datsun XLink Concept
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Designed at Nissan Yulon Design Center, the concept was to be a modern interpretation of a possible re-introduction of the Datsun brand. It is a C-segment four-door coupé which "combines a unique and fresh design language as well as a number of features and marketing ideas."

Datsun XLink Concept
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It is based on the image of the 240Z and fits four passengers. Under the imaginary hood the designer placed a Two-Mode Diesel Hybrid. The concept also features integrated daytime running lights, LEDs for mood lighting, integration of dead angle and rear mirror cameras.


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  (1024) posted on 07.29.2008

This is a C segment car? Looks more like a supercar.

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