Datsun Is Back With Affordable GO 5-Door Hatchback [Video] [Photo Gallery]
The Japanese brand's first product is called the GO and is a 5-door supermini/subcompact loosely based around the Nissan Micra platform. It's been designed for emerging markets like Russia, South Africa, Indonesia and India. The all-new GO, on sale in India from early 2014, should cost below 400,000 rupees ($6,700).
The name is inspired by the DAT GO, Nissan's first ever car, which you can learn about in the last video of this story.
The Datsun GO will be powered by a 1.2-liter petrol motor mated to 5 speed manual transmission, both carried over from the Indian-assembled Micra/March.
To keep costs as low as possible, the Datsun GO has no separate headrests, no center console, no speedometer, no display for the radio, no fog lights, power windows only for the front and other such rupee-pinching changes.
❐ Check out the 2014 Datsun GO photo gallery