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Regular Indian Autos Blog readers would be aware that Nissan launched the Nissan Dayz (Mitsubishi eK wagon) in Japan towards the end of May. The Dayz is essentially a ‘kei’ car in Japan. Kei cars or mini cars generally have their engine displacement at about 660cc and promise very low CO2 emissions and high fuel economy.

Nissan DAYZ

The Dayz is no different delivering 29.2km/l. The three-cylinder motor in the Dayz is mated to a CVT gearbox and as we have experienced even in India, Nissan’s CVT tech is pretty efficient.

Nissan has just informed us that the Dayz’s received 30,000 orders in a period of one month. The company which has been selling mini cars for ten years says that the response for the Dayz is the best they have received yet.

Nissan DAYZ and DAYZ Highway STAR dashboard

It is believed that the first Datsun would sport a similar interior with the gear lever being mounted on the dash.

There are two versions of the Dayz currently on sale, a standard version and sporty version dubbed ‘Dayz Highway Star’. This may surprise you, but the model is available in both 2WD and 4WD configurations.

The front seats of the Dayz do not have a conventional partition between them for the hand brake, while the gear lever is also mounted on the dashboard. It is believed that the first Datsun car, which is codenamed K2 and is being unveiled in the next 48 hours, would sport a similar arrangement.

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  • Siddharth

    Isn’t this Zen Estilo , the Nissan avatar ? The side profile seems similar .

  • sandy

    Datsun K2 is heard to be based upon Micra platform, however they have also planned another car to sit below K2. I think it would be based on Dayz.

    • http://indianautosblog.com Shrawan Raja

      Hi Sandy, we hear that has nothing to do with the DAYZ. The second Datsun car, I2, would be based on a new platform developed at the Renault Nissan Technical center in Chennai.

  • Sandeep

    its a good car for India i think it can eat the sales of the WagonR but since Nissan has launched the Micra Active here i don´t expect it here

  • GuruB

    Any idea what numbers the Mitsubishi eK wagon clocked?