By on February 6, 2014

Datsun redi-GO Concept

Just in time for the 2014 Delhi Motor Show — where the above Datsun Redi-Go concept made its debut this weekRenault-Nissan launches production of the revived brand’s Go subcompact at their plant in Chennai, India.

Datsun returns from a three-decade absence on the global stage with a market debut in the Indian market featuring the five-door, four-passenger vehicle, set to go on sale in late February 2014. The Go will be sold at Nissan dealerships at first until a separate Datsun network is established. The price of admission will be less than $9,300.

Two more Datsun models are in the offing in the next two years, while the brand will soon expand to Indonesia, South Africa and Russia by the end of this year. Datsun is expected to move 300,000 units annually by 2016.

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6 Comments on “Datsun Go Production Launched In India...”

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    Datsun, Ford just called. They want their nose back.

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      And Hyundai. And, oh, Subaru too (see 2015 Legacy). Anybody else?

      It seems cars these days have either this shape of grill or a blacked-out bumper section in the middle of the grill (both in some versions of the Dart).

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      Except there are a ton o of cars with a hexagonal grille. Audi can be given more credit than Ford in the modern sense, and Aston Martin has been using it for ages.

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        Hexagonal grill only – I agree.

        Headlights flowing out from the grill, and pulled back down the side of the car screams Ford Kinetic Design styling. Same for the creased rocker panel blending into the fender flairs. Looks like what I would imagine a 2015 Ford EcoSport would look like.

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    juicy sushi

    Can someone explain the logic of Datsun to me? Why did Renault-Nissan bring the nameplate back from the dead when they already have been doing brisk business with Dacia in what I thought was this same market segment?

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      Pretty straightforward, I think. Europe, where Renault has presence, Dacia. In Ásia, Nissan has more presence, Datsun. In Latin América we could end up with all four as it would seem Rússia. The cars seem to be closely related, the Go is a March or Micra which is closely related to Clio. Anyway, I believe the intention is to emulate Renault and Dacia.

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