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[Datsun 1200 encyclopedia]

Sunny Truck Competitors

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Category: Sunny Truck

When the Sunny Truck was introduced in 1968, the other subcompact RWD trucks offered at time were the Mazda Familia and the Toyata Publica. Only the Sunny and the Publica were unibody vehicles.

Sub-compact Utes: Toyota vs Mazda vs Datsun. Which do you think has the most style?
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Mazda Familia Truck

The Mazda Familia truck version was marketed under different names in diferent countries.

  • Mazda Familia Truck introduced 1964 November
  • Mazda 800
  • Mazda 1000
  • Mazda 1200
  • Kia Brisa B-1000 pickup truck introduced 1973
  • Mazda Familia 800 Pickup (1967)

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Toyota Publica Truck

トヨタ パブリカ. It was introduced February 1964 as the truck version of the Toyota Publica UP10 so arrived earlier than the Sunny B20 pickup. The Publica pick-up continued until 1988, being later fitted with the 1166 cc 3K and 1290 cc 4K-J engines.

KP37 - 1974
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1986 KP39
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GM T Platform

GM's T platform (Gemini/Chevette) was RWD and was in the subcompact class. The coupe utility versions were approximately the same size as a Datsun 1200 pickup.

Chevrolet Chevy 500 from GM Brazil (1983-)
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Grumett pickup & double-cab pickup 1979-1982 by Autopiezas Esposito (Uruguay), fibreglas body


There were FWD micro-pickup competitors to the Datsun 1200 Pickup including:

Dacia Logan, a version of which (Nissan NP200) replaced the Nissan 1400 LDV
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Ford Bantam/Mazda Rustler Mazda 323-based, gen 1:Escort based, gen 3:Fiesta based
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Opel Corsa/Chevrolet Montana
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Subaru Brumby/BRAT/284/Shifter/MV/Targa/MPV (1978-1994)
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Proton Arena/Jumbuck Discussion: Proton Jumbuck

Hyundai Pony (from 1976)
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VW Rabbit Pickup (1972-1982) & VW Caddy (1982-)
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Dodge Rampage USA 1982-1984 & Plymouth Scamp
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Fiat Fiorino/Fiat City/Emelba 127 Poker/SEAT Fiorino (1977)
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Ford Pampa (1982-1997) Brazil's E100 burner
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Volkswagen Saveiro (based on VW Gol/Fox)
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