Datsun 1200 (B110) Body Styles
In Japan, the B110 is called the Sunny.
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So what's the difference between a 2-dr 'sedan' and a 2-dr 'coupe'?'
A sedan is a car with a back seat, where the back seats passengers have more of less the same room as the front seat passengers. Also, it has a separate trunk compartment.
A coupe on the other hand has no back seat or a smaller cramped passenger area.
coupe [ koop ]
car with two doors: a car with two doors and a hard, fixed roof that seats two people or has a small rear seat.Also called coupe: Coupe - Encarta World English Dictionary
So the 1200 coupe is a 2+2 ('has a small rear seat'), while the sedan is more optimized for both front and rear passengers (the 1200 sedan has more headroom in back seat, you'll notice, even though the seats are the same size).
This is another example of the word evolving over time. Originally coupe meant two passengers inside and a driver outside.
SedanSedan - Encarta World English Dictionary
U.S. type of car: a car with a fully enclosed passenger compartment, a permanent roof, two or four doors, front and rear seats, and a separate trunk
In the case of the 1200 Coupe, the trunk area is not separate from the passenger compartment (even though it has a 'trunk lid' not a hatchback).
Trim levels and names vary by country, but include basic Standard, better Semi-Deluxe, Deluxe (DX) luxury GL (Grand Luxury) and sporty GX (Grand Luxury Twin-Carb). Japan-market trim levels for B110 (1200) and PB110 (1400)
Model Availability By Country
EnglandThe 'Sunny 1200s' in the UK were:
Japan got everything :-) including the Standard, GL, and Deluxe trims. In late 1971, the GX was added.
That's the 1200 GX (B110) on the left, and the special Excellent 1400 series (PB110) on the right. Excellent models have a different front bonnet (hood), grill and wings (fenders) and tail lights, and different interior from B110s.
- lights in grille
- pointed bonnet
- lights at edges of grill
For more info on the PB110, see the article Datsun PB110 Excellent Series
Ecuador built the 1200 pickup during the 1990s
2-dr Utility (aka truck, pickup, 'ute' or bakkie). Technically these are B120 (1200cc) and B140 (1400cc) models.
Nissan South Africa still makes the B140 long-wheelbase ute:
2003 Bakkie B140
The Bakkie is also called the 'Botsotso' after the South African Chief's soccer legend 'Botsotso' Dladla.
Australia produced the B120 until 1985.
In South America, the 1200 'pick up' was sold until the 90s (?) and is called a camioneta (light truck). You can sometimes find a used one for sale in Costa Rica or Ecuador even today. Production in Ecuador started in 1987
1200 GXSpecial A12GX engine with custom intake air box
reference: Sunny and Cherry site
discussion: Datsun 1200 sss
Datsun of Portugal created and sold the S1 2-dr Sedan, which included special badges and performance items.
See main article: Datsun 1200 S1
Wheels Covers (hubcaps)
Don't mistake these for 1200 wheel covers:
Custom Body Styles
Roadsters & Convertibles
See main article: Convertible
Tudor 4-doors are 2-door sedans created out of 4-door sedans. These are rarely seen, usually in a country where 2-dr sedans are rare.
Extra Cab Trucks
For details on custom extra-cab versions of Datsun 1200 trucks, see: Extra cab.
Comparison of B110 to B210 and B310
Some feel that the B110 was the perfection of the B-class (subcompact) rwd Datsun. Consider some facts:WEIGHT: lighter means faster accelerating with same engine
|B110||1640 pounds (700 kg)|
|B210||2000 pounds (overweight?)|
|B310||2000 pounds (bigger than B210, yet just as light)</tr></table> Fuel Economy|
|B310||A12A?||5-speed||47 mpg</tr></table> Braking performance 60-0 mph (smaller is better):|
|model||light load||full load|
|B110||195 ft||190 ft|
|B210||196 ft||211 ft|
|B310||?||?</tr></table> Acceleration & Passing (smaller is better):|
|model||engine||20-35 mph||50-80 mph|
|B110||A12||9.2 sec||16.6 sec|
|B210||A13 (1974)||9.0 sec||15.6 sec|
|B310||A14||?||?</tr></table> Size (in millimeters):|
|B110||3830||2300||1495||1240||1390||4.1 m||170 mm|