Castings sell their factory and merge with another company, “Nihon Sangyo Co.”(Also known as Japan Industries). When Nihon Sangyo listed his shares on the Japanese Stock Exchange, the name is abbreviated to “Ni-San”. Datsun also manufactures the Datsun 13, which creates a new era for the car maker from Japan, and the start of massive sales growth. The first 44 vehicles are exported into other Asian countries, and later exports to Australia, Latin America and South Africa.
The Datsun 13T was the first in a long and successful line of small commercial vehicles that were based on Datsun passenger cars.
The Datsun 13T was based on the 1934 Datsun 13 sedan, though it differed in appearance from the sedan in many ways. The Datsun 13 sedan had a chrome plated grille that was in the shape of an elongated love heart. This grille sloped at a slight angle. For the Datsun 13T truck they used a much simpler design which was close to being completely vertical. The truck grille was a pressed steel design that was painted the same as the body. The base of the grille the truck was in the same location as the sloping grille, and as a result the truck had a bonnet. A delivery van version was also built, but it instead used the same grille as the sedan.
The bodies of the Datsun 13T were built by Yanase Motor and the Nihon Jidosha Corporation, and the chassis were built at the Osaka Plant of the Automotive Division of Tobata Casting. They were then assembled at Nissan’s factory. As with the sedan, the 13T used the DAT 747cc side valve engine, which produced 12hp.The Datsun 13T was in production from April 1934 until March 1935.