In 1972 the Datsun 180B was launched (in countries outside
Australia it was known as the Datsun Bluebird 810) replacing
the Datsun 1600 series.
Although similar in concept to the previous model with
more Japanese styling the 180B's only similarity was that
it shared the L series engine now increased to 1770cc
producing 68kw and independent rear suspension.
All models, including the four-door sedan, coupe and wagon
were launched at the same time.
In Australia the 180B
was released as a locally assembled 4-door sedan and fully
The 180B SSS had a twin carburetors over the other models
single that produced 82kW and, in 1975, was offered with
a 5-speed gearbox.
In 1974 the 180B was facelifted with
a new grille, front wrap-around indicators and revised
In 1975 horizontal bars to the front grille replaced the
previous styled grille.
In late 1975 the wagon was fully
imported. In 1976 bumper overriders were introduced.
sedan models were available in Deluxe and GL while the
coupe was the SSS (Triple S).