The Sunny 1978 to 1982 featured numerous variants, including a fastback station wagon as well as more squared-off, utilitarian models with three and five doors, a coupe, and two- and four-door sedans.
These models appeared with Datsun 120Y, 130Y, 140Y and 150Y badges in some markets (depending on engine size).
The North American version was marketed as the Datsun 210. The B310 was known for its high equipment levels and build quality at the time. It was available with the same A-series engines as its predecessor although the B210’s optional 63 series 5-speed transmission was replaced with the smaller 60 series unit. The leaf spring rear suspension was discontinued and the live axle was now suspended using a coil spring four-link configuration. In 1980, the B310 was given a mild facelift, with a smoothed off front end, a grille with square headlamps, and a redesigned dashboard.
In North America, the only wagon offered was the fastback version. In Japan, this fastback wagon was a special model called the Sunny California. In most other markets, a more traditional wagon was offered.
In North America, the Datsun 210 engine line ups were as follows:
1979 – A12A or A14
1980-1982 – A12A, A14 or A15
The special MPG model comprised of small-port A14 with 5-speed transmission achieved 47 mpg-US (5.0 L/100 km; 56 mpg-imp) per US standards.
Also known as
United Kingdom Japan USA Australia
120Y/140Y/150Y Sunny 210 Sunny
4- or 5-speed manual
Wheelbase 2,340 mm (92.1 in)
Length 4,190 mm (165.0 in)
Width 1,580 mm (62.2 in)
Height 1,365 mm (53.7 in)
Curb weight 2,000 lb (907 kg)