|The Datsun 16 of 1937 was largely inchanged from the previous years
Datsun 15. The Datsun 16 went into production in April 1937, and was replaced
by the Datsun 17 in April 1938.
The mechanicals of the Datsun 16 were pretty much the same
as the Datsun 15. It continued to use the same 722cc 4 cylinder engine,
which produced 16hp. The gearing remained the same, so the top speed remained
The only significant change to the outside appearance of
the car was the bonnet. On the Datsun 15 there are two horizontal chrome
strips that run through the middle of the bonnet vents, spaced about 2
inches apart. On the Datsun 16 there were two chrome strips, but these
strips were arranged with one on top of the row of vents, and another one
Material shortages became more of an issue for Nissan, and
the interiors of the Datsun 16s were more sparse. No efforts were made
to produce a new truck variant, instead the Datsun 15T continued in production.