Nissan relaunches Datsun

Datsun Go-1After a gap of 30 years, Nissan has relaunched the Datsun brand. Aimed initially at the emerging markets, the new Datsun Go supermini is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.

On-sale in India, the car — a small five-door, five-seat hatchback — will cost “less than” 400,000 Indian rupees (£4400).

With a footprint similar in size to that of the Nissan Micra, the Go is 3785mm long, 1635mm wide and 1485mm high. The Datsun is 40mm lower than the Micra.

It’s understood the car will be made available with an MP3 dock and air-conditioning, and Datsun is also believed to be planning a low-cost entry model which would be priced around £2645.

Built and developed in India, the Go is the first of “several” models which will launch in late 2014 in Indonesia, Russia and South Africa. There are no plans, at present, to introduce the car into the UK.

Jim McGill

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Jim McGill is an award-winning motoring and motorsport journalist with more than 25 years' industry experience. He contributes to a number of newspapers and magazines, including The Times, Telegraph, Daily Mail, Scotsman, Sunday Herald and AA Magazine.

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