The old rival of the Toyota Crown, the classic car that must be said, the Duke of Nissan


1 The first generation 30 type (1960-1965)

Duke originated in the 1960s and launched the first generation model in 1960. It was Japan’s first six-seater mid-size sedan. It adopted a mono-space body structure and a four-speed manual gearbox, which attracted great market attention.

At first, the car body adopted the American style route. Although the styling was “cottage”, Nissan still explored a lot of needs and technologies through this car, which also laid the foundation for the future development of the Japanese automobile industry.

The first-generation model has a wheelbase of 2530mm and a maximum length of 4590mm. It is equipped with a 1.5L inline four-cylinder engine with a top speed of only 130km/h.

2 The second generation 130 type (1965-1971)

Starting from the second-generation model (1965), the design was handed over to the famous Italian design company Pininfarina. I have to say that the new trend is a lot better, and the size is constantly getting bigger. The wheelbase is 2690mm and the length is 4680mm. At the time, the size can be said to be huge.

Displacement also provides more options, ranging from 2.0 to 2.4L. Among them, the newly developed L20 engine is used in the high-spec Special 6 models.

Almost in the same period (1966), Oji Motors and Nissan announced the completion of the merger, and Oji’s Gloria car series became Nissan Gloria (which has been developed to the third-generation model A30), sharing a large number of parts with Nissan cedric. However, Gloria uses vertical four-circle lights. Compared with the Cedirc, the shape is more elegant and very beautiful. The models are divided into three levels: Super DX, Super 6 and Special, and travel versions are also available.

3 The third generation 230 type (1971-1975)

In 1971, the third-generation Cedic came out and officially merged with the fourth-generation Gloria to form a sister car series. In the US/Europe and Australian markets, it is still sold under the Datsun brand, conquering different regions.

This generation of models adds a 5-speed manual transmission. In terms of power, the initial model still used a 2.0L (four-cylinder/6-cylinder) or 2.4L (six-cylinder) engine. For diesel, there are two engines, 2.2L and 2.0L.

This generation of models is also available in sedan and station wagon versions, in addition, there is also a coupe type (Coupe).

In 1972, in response to rival Toyota, a four-door hardtop model without a B-pillar was added, that is, the frameless door version.

4 The fourth generation model 330 (1975-1979)

The fourth-generation model came out in 1975. It also has four body structures: coupe, four-door sedan, five-door station wagon, and four-door hard-top without B-pillar. The four-door hard-top sedan with frameless doors is widely respected.

However, this generation of Cedirc also launched a Brougham version, with a longer and wider body (length 4785mm, 1705mm), with luxurious interior design, and equipped with a large number of advanced electronic control systems. It is completely in Europe and America. The opponent competed.

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