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Datsun GO unveiled in India

Datsun returns back with hatchback 'GO'

Datsun today unveiled its first car for the 21st century, named GO in New Delhi. Datsun GO, a 5 door hatchback  marks the return of Datsun brand after 32 years. The name Datsun GO is inspired from Datsun’s first car DAT GO, launched way back in 1914 in Japan. 

The All new Datsun GO was unvield by none other than President and CEO of Nissan Motor, Mr. Carlos Gohsn. He said - “This is a historic day for Nissan Motor Company and for our customers and partners in some of the world’s fastest-growing markets. It’s also an exciting moment for many women and men here in India who – today – come one step closer to realizing the dream of purchasing a car,”.

Datsun GO will be on sale from early next year. According to Industry experts, GO is likely to be priced around Rs. 4 lakh, where as Rs. 3.5 lakh price target cannot be ruled out because of the competition for which the brand Datsun has been revived. The car shares the same platform of Nissan Micra with 2450 mm of wheelbase, but the overall length of GO is more than Micra which means there is lot more space in the offereing. The interiors have been designed to please the Indian customers with practicality being more importance. However some bits like Aircon vents and door handles have been borrowed from the Nissan Micra.

The interesting fact, which we have mentioned in our earlier post is, the gear lever and hand brake has been moved to the dashboard. Datsun says the space between the front seats are to keep some utilities like ladies hand bags, but we feel a child can be squeed in to making it a 3 seater front row. The cabin space is big enough to accommodate 5 adult is good comfort. The rear bench is wider and so do the leg room which is good for tall occupants.

Datsun is Nissan 3rd brand after Nissan itself and Infinity. The Datsun brand is expected to drive Nissan’s Power 88 mid-term business plan. Nissan aims to gather 10% of Indian passenger market by 2016-17. The man behind all these Mr. Carlos Gohsn is indeed serious on India. He has been trying every possible trick to make India a hub for Renault and Nissan cars. We wish him all the best for his plans.

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