Monday, July 15, 2013

Datsun is Back with Go, a Model for the Indian Market


Nissan has finally resurrected the Datsun brand with an all-new model destined for the Indian market, the Go.

A name that hasn't been used on a car since 1981, Datsun is the third brand under the Nissan Motor Company umbrella, joining Nissan and Infiniti. Datsun will be Nissan's budget-conscious brand. The "Go" plays tribute to the very first Datsun model, the Dat-Go launched almost a century ago in Japan. The 2013 Datsun Go will offer "space for five, impressive fuel economy, and acceleration". The Go will be offered in emerging markets such as South Africa, Russia, and Indonesia.

All said and done, the Philippines can't be that far behind (paging Nissan Motor Philippines).

The Datsun Go is a rather simplistic in terms of technology but it does pack a 1.2-liter engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. What's more, it will offer Apple iPod connectivity through a Mobile Docking Station.

The Datsun Go will arrive in Indian dealers in early 2014 and will start at just 400,00 rupees or roughly P 290,000.


3 comments:

  1. In India cars below 4-meters get much lower tax.
    If sold here it would probably cost as much as the Indian made Hyundai i10 since it has similar pricing with the Datsun Go in India.
    - AM

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  2. My guess, if sold here in PH, it would be priced closer to a Fiesta or Spark (1.2). Lucky if priced similar to the Mirage.

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  3. Is there an update if this will be released in the Philippines?

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