It doesn't much matter to me whether Datsun comes back, as it sounds like the brand would just be used to make de-contented cars solely for the developing market, most likely Thai built cars, that wouldn't even remotely resemble anything interesting. I.E.: in the vain of the new Micra, but even cheaper. I'd think with the Renault link, we'd see something close to a rebadged Dacia. If anything, these would diminish the appeal of our cars to laymen.
Ehh. Let them do whatever they think they can to sell cars, I like to think real enthusiasts can tell a schmaltzy retro ad campaign from a genuine honestly good car. The Nissan of yesterday has few tangible links to the present Renault Nissan anyway, so the association is based upon false laurels.
I doubt it would happen anyway, it's an idea that seems to get bandied about yearly in some segment of the press or another, without any basis, during slow news months.