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name change from datsun to nissan

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Unfortunately the name "Datson" sounds very similar to a Japanese word or phrase that means "to lose money", so the name was changed to the Datsun we've all come to know and love.... Datsun's would also adopt a rabbit as its hood ornament in reference to the "datto" translation... merged with Nihon Sangyo Co.... which was then changed to the Nissan Motor Company in 1934. Nissan was how Nihon Sangyo was known on the Japanese stock market, its trade symbol was "Ni-San", hence the name Nissan.... (thanks Merlin)

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It's full of speculation. The simple answer as to why Datsun? is because that's what they were always named, since 1932. So when they brough the Datsun car to America in '58, what else would they call them? Possibly the other conspiracy reasons exist, but possibly not.




I don't even get into it anymore for that reason

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