The Datsun 115 was in production from October 1958 through until July 1959. At the same time in 1958, the Datsun 211 sedan was also released. As with the previous model, the 115 was a low cost alternative to the Datsun 211.
The 115 continued to use the same old 860cc D-10 side valve engine that had been used in the previous model, though marginally improved and now pumping out 27hp. All other mechanical features of the car remained the same as the 114. The new 211 sedan features either the new 48hp E series 1189cc OHV engine or the 37hp C series engine from the 210.
It did feature a few other improvements over the 114 though.
The standard sedan was the only version of the 115 available.
A range of small commercial vehicles based on the Datsun 114 sedan were also produced at the same time. This range of vehicles, called the 125 series, included a pickup truck and a light van. More information about these vehicles can be found in the Datsun 125 section.
The Datsun 115 was a lower specification version of the Datsun 211, which was produced at the same time. More information about this vehicle can be found on the Datsun 211 page.
Length - 3860mm
Width - 1466mm
Height - 1540mm
Wheelbase - 2220mm
Weight - 880kg
Top speed - 85kph
Transmission - Column change 4 speed
Final drive - 6.43:1
Model - D-10
Side Valve 4 Cylinder
Capacity - 860cc
Bore & Stroke 60x76mm
Power - 27hp@4000rpm
Compression - unknown
Carburettor - Hitachi Solex VA-26-2 26mm single throat downdraught