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04 February 2014

Datsun Go is a go

Datsun's first modern car rolls out of the Chennai plant. We were there to witness it

Agasti Kaulgi
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Back in 2012, Datsun first revealed its plans to make a comeback and in July last year, the company showed us what it's going to make a comeback with - the Datsun Go.

For those of you who missed out the happenings last July, let us tell you a bit about the Go. The Go is an affordable five-door hatch that's aimed to offer transport to 'aspirational rising Indian families'. The car was made with a goal - to be spacious, fuel-efficient and to offer a modern driving experience. The prices have not been announced yet, and all that the company says for now is that sales will start in March.

The Go is being manufactured at Renault-Nissan's plant in Oragadam, which is near Chennai. The plant, apart from the Go, manufactures the Micra, Sunny, Evalia, X-Trail and the Terrano along with their respective Renault twins.

This is Datsun's first plant all over the world after shutting production in 1981. For now, Datsun is aimed at India, South Africa, Indonesia and Russia.

Datsun is not done yet for this month, in fact this week. It'll showcase its new concept car at the Delhi Auto Expo tomorrow. Hang on for updates till then. For now, let us know what you think about the Go.

Tags: datsun, go, delhi auto expo



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