The launch of the first-generation Cherry was in October 1970. It was Nissan's first FF vehicle. The design of the cabin interior makes use of the fact that it is an FF car, offering as much space as the old Skyline 1500 (S50). Its distinctive "eyeline window" was also popular. There were several models to choose from: as well as the 2-door sedan, 4-door sedan and 3-door van, a 1,200cc twin-carb X-1 was launched at the same time.