Serial production of Datsun Go has been started at the Renault-Nissan’s factory. The facility of the company is located at Oragadam. It is seen that Datsun is planning for a wide range of value centric cars and is expected to have a flamboyant show at the Auto Expo. The Datsun Go will be displayed at the 2014 Auto Expo that is scheduled to be held in Noida.
This new low cost hatchback car will be one of the first cars that the company will display in India. It is expected to be launched by March 2014, soon after which the deliveries of the car will also begin. It is also said that the company will start taking bookings for the car from this month itself.
Slightly different from the 1.2-litre HR12DE, 3-cylinder engine, which powers the Micra Active, the Datsun Go will initially be powered a the 1.2-litre petrol engine. In order to maximize the space in the front of the car, Nissan has decided that they will mount the gearbox on the dashboard of the Datsun Go. The Go will be followed by two more products from Nissan, a hatchback and the Datsun Go +MPV.
All three cars that will be launched in the future are going to be built at the Renault-Nissan’s joint manufacturing facility. Looking at the strength of Nissan in the export market, though currently the Datsun Go will be available for sale only in the Indian market, the company might plan of exporting it later on.