With a hatchback and an MPV already rolling out in India and Indonesia, the third Datsun product has been revealed for the Russian market, and it finally completes the missing piece of the puzzle: a three-box sedan.
While most of Europe tends to be hatch-crazy, Russia tends to have a greater affinity for sedans. While it shares some of the same mechanicals as other Datsun cars, the on-Do is a fair bit bigger. The Go hatch is just under 150 inches long, while the on-Do is 172 inches in length, or 7 inches shorter than a Honda Civic, though it’s just over an inch wider than the Go.
Much of the work for the on-Do was done by Autovaz, Renault-Nissan’s alliance partner in Russia, much like how Indian and Indonesian engineering units were used to develop the Go and Go+ for local conditions.
At $11,340, the on-Do is one of the more expensive Datsun models. Datsun’s next car is said to be focused on Africa, and will likely carry a much more affordable price tag.