| The Datsun 222 went into production in 1960 and was replaced
in 1961 by the 223.
The 222 is visually identical to the previous 221, except for it's
cargo section. The bottom of the cargo section on the 221 ends just below
the height of the wheel, on the 222 a small skirt section has been added.
The big change that occurred with the 222 was the introduction
of the "G" model, designated the G222. The "G" model was a long wheelbase
version of the standard 222, which at a total length of 4040mm was 288mm
longer than the standard 222. All of this additional length went into the
cargo area, the cabin area of the G222 was exactly the same size as the
The 221 was available with either a 1000 or 1200 engine.
Side mounted badges in the vehicle say DATSUN 1000. There is a round badge
in the centre of the dashboard that says DATSUN 1000, or on the 1200 version
these badges all say Datsun 1200.
The 222 continued to use the grille from the Datsun 211 sedan.
The interior of the vehicle stayed mostly the same, with the only major
change being that the large handle on the dashboard, just above the glovebox
has now been deleted.
The 222 continued to use the C series 988cc OHV "Stone" engine
first introduced in the Datsun 220, as well as the 1189cc over head valve
E series engine, which produced 48hp. Most export markets outside of Asia
got the 1200 version.
As with the previous models it uses a reverse Elliot I beam
front suspension system.