Datsun, a brand new for the Indian market is all set to launch their first car Go hatch very soon. Son of DAT’ – Datson which was later re-named to Datsun was present in Goa until the state became a part of Indian, post which direct imports were banned. One can still find a few Datsun cars plying on Goan roads.
Datsun is making a comeback after 20 years, as the brand was discontinued in the 1980’s to make way for one global brand – Nissan. Datsun has kickoff their marketing activities as the launch of the car is nearing. Production of the Go began on 4th February as the first Datsun GO rolled off the production line at the Renault Nissan Alliance plant (RNAIPL) in Oragadam, near Chennai, India.
The Datsun GO was premiered last July (2013) in Delhi. The car was also showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo designed to offer a modern driving experience combined with spaciousness, quality and fuel efficiency for a new breed of customers. The Go is powered by a 1.2 litre petrol engine mated to a 5 speed transmission and will compete with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, Alto K10, Hyundai Eon and Chevrolet Spark.
From the initial impressions the car seems to be very spacious and is equipped with better quality plastics. The measures 3,785mm in length, 1,635mm in width, 1,485mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,450mm. The car is expected to be priced under Rs. 4 lakhs.
The car will be sold by AM Datsun which are also the sole dealer for Nissan cars in Goa. Datsun represents 80 years of accumulated Japanese car-making expertise and is an important part of Nissan’s DNA.
Stay tuned for more updates on the launch and prices.
Thanks to Ameya Shirvoikar for the images.