1972 Datsun 620

In the American market, Japanese car manufacturers initially established themselves by offering compact economy cars, affordable sports coupes, utility vehicles, and small trucks. However, today they also offer full-size trucks such as the Tundra and Titan. This was not always the case, particularly in the early 1970s when the idea of a Japanese pickup truck was unusual. But the Datsun 620 changed all that.

Datsun launched the 620 in 1972, and it remained in production until 1979. The 620 was a modern and robust compact truck, powered by a small but durable 1.6, 1.8, or 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. While its performance wasn’t outstanding, it didn’t need to be because the 620 was designed as a workhorse, with exceptional toughness and versatility. The Datsun 620 was popular not only for its modern design but also for its affordability and low running costs.

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