The Nissan Bluebird is a medium-sized car launched in 1957. It has been Nissan's most internationally recognized sedan, in multiple bodystyles, and is known for its dependability and durability. The Bluebird's traditional competitor was the Toyota Corona from almost the very beginning of the product line. The Bluebird was originally developed to compete with the Corona, as the Corona was developed to continue offering a sedan used as a taxi since Toyota Crown was growing in size. Every generation of the Bluebird has been available as a taxi, duties that are shared with base level Nissan Cedrics.
It is one of the longest-running nameplates from a Japanese automaker. It spawned the 160J/710/Violet/Auster/Stanza line.