- 1980 Model B120 is fitted with A14 engine
- 1982 introduction of B140 replaced B120
- 1985 introduction of raised roof about 75 cm
- 1985 November introduction of front disc brakes
- 1990 facelift, rectangular headlights & grey interior
- 2002 February facelift
- 2005 January facelift with Nissan Oval grille emblem
- 2007 November production ends
- 2009 September sales end
Champ vs Standard
Standard 1400 Bakkie has the no frills, hard working muscle you need, it gets the job done.
Champ gives you that little extra without compromising its under-the-skin durability. Rugged, sporty styling is emphasised by spotlamps, decals, blackouts and tinted windscreen. Inside you'll feel the comfort of individual bucket seats, cloth upholstery, a rev counter and a soft grip steering wheel.
Low-roof 1400 next to High-roof 1400
1982-1985: Low roof B140 1986-2007: High roof B140
B140 Sport featured a paint black-out around the rear window
1980~1984 'Datsun 1400' fender decal
~1985-1990 'Nissan 1400' fender decal
1976-1979 'Datsun 120Y'
1989 Square Headlight Grille introduction
B140 carried over the bench seat from the previous 120Y bakkie.
Large vs small indicators Different Champ decals
From Nissan web sites, 2004
NISSAN 1400 STANDARD Price R 70,490 CHAMP Price R 75,490 Release Date 200202 Discontinued Date 200412 Dimensions and Weight STANDARD Load 591 CHAMP Load 588 Length 3845 Ground Clearance 160 Height 1425 STANDARD Licencing Mass 758 CHAMP Licencing Mass 772 Width 1495
Engine and Gearbox Engine Layout longitudinal inline 4 Cylinders 4 Aspiration natural Valves ohv 2 valves per cylinder Bore / Stroke 76.0x77.0 Capacity 1397 Compression Ratio 9.4:1 Ignition Type electronic Gearbox Details 5 speed manual Number of Gears 5 Automatic no
Maintenance and Warranty Oil Change Intervals 15000 km Service Intervals 30000 km Warranty Period (Months) 12 * Warranty 1 year unlimited km * optional maintenance plans from 3 year/50000km to 3 year/150000km
Performance Fuel Capacity 50 Fuel Consumpsion - Highway 7.13 Fuel Consumpsion - Urban 12.26 Consumption Annual Average 9.9 Fuel Type leaded/unleaded Fuel Supply carb. dual-barrel downdraught hitachi Acceleration 0-100 Final 13.7 Top Speed Final 152 Power Output 47kw@6000 Torque 97nm@2500 Limited Slip Diff no Towing Capacity (KG) 758 STANDARD Towing Capacity (KG) 772 CHAMP Turning Circle (Meters) 8.2 Peripherals and Accesories Fog Lamps - Front yes, CHAMP Air conditioner no Radio no Metallic Paint option Options Group nis140001 Rim Size - Front 4j Rim Size - Rear 4j Drive Wheels rear Wheel Base 2300 Number of Wheels Driven 2 Tyre Size - Front 155 sr12 Tyre Size - Rear 155 sr12 Front Suspension independent struts, coils, stabiliser bar, dual acting telescopic shocks Rear Suspension live axle, semi-elliptical leaf springs, telescopic dual acting shocks Steering Type recirculating ball
NISSAN 1400 STANDARD Price R 70,490 CHAMP Price R 75,490 Release Date 200501 Discontinued Date 200909 small indicators
CHAMP Base Price R 75,490.00 (incl VAT) Maximum Power 47 @ 6000 kW at r/min Maximum Torque 97 @ 2500 Nm at r/min Power To Mass Ratio 60.88 W/kg Acceleration 16.22 sec (0-100 km/h) Max Speed 146 (km/h) Tank Capacity 45 litre Fuel Range 476 km GCM 1750 kg GVM 1360 kg Ground Clearance 160 mm LoadBox 1518x1285x415 Metallic Paint Option Optional Metallic Paint Option Price R 1050 (incl VAT) Net Load Capacity 591 kg