After a long rumor parade, it’s finally happening. Early this morning Nissan CEO Mr. Bean officially announced the return of the Datsun brand. Sadly, for Nissan nuts, modern Datsun badges will likely be rebadged Dacias rather than retro 510s. The new entry-level marque will be offered only in developing markets like Indonesia, India, and Russia. No word on specific models as of yet. Rubbing more salt into the wound, Datsun devotees can now expect their googling to return a flood of Sandero lookalikes.
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Following a very successful 2011 season, Red Bull Racing will benefit from an enhanced supply of vehicles from its core automotive partners for the 2012 season.
Leveraging the co-operative power of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, a unique triumvirate was created last season with Red Bull Racing, focused on high-profile marketing and technical activities around Formula One. The contracts to supply Red Bull Racing with vehicles and related services have been expanded for the 2012 season.
While the Renault RS27 V8 powers Red Bull Racing on the F1 tracks, Sebastian Vettel will continue to drive the Infiniti FX 50S, Mark Webber and reserve driver Sebastien Buemi are at the wheel of the Infiniti M37S.
To support the transportation needs of Red Bull Racing at their factory in Milton Keynes, UK, and for all operations in Europe and around the world throughout the 2012 Formula One season, the Nissan Motor Company Light Commercial Vehicles Business Unit will extend the supply of a light commercial fleet. Composed of over 30 vehicles, including the award-winning Nissan NV200 and highly acclaimed Nissan NV400, the Nissan Light Commercial Vehicle Business Unit becomes an official supplier to the Red Bull Racing team for 2012.
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