Datsun is having many applications to explore, but now smaller segments remain a viable option. One more expected to be rolled off in the coming days, Datsun mi-DO hatchback spotted un-camouflaged for the first time. The grave details say surrounding in the spy-shots has to be at a factory shop floor, making way for us to believe that production has already begun.
Reported to be the Datsun’s second product followed by the on-DO sedan in Russia, which was based on the Lada Granta platform, the mi-DO is nothing new on the engineering platform instead it’s a rebadged Lada Kalina.
In the overall vision, the small Datsun retains its brand identity with every aspect. The headlamps and bumper doesn’t resemble the on-DO sedan. On the rear, mi-DO differs from the Kalina in terms to the location of license plate holder which is shifted from the hatch door to the revised bumper. The tail lamps now receive clear lens treatment.
Under hoods, it will borrow the on-DO’s same petrol engine of 1.6-litre 87 PS (85.3 bhp) mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Production will be carried out at AvtoVAZ’s Tolyatti plant which also caters to the on-DO, Lada Granta and Kalina.
However, the third product of Datsun for Russia will be crossover based hatchback on the mi-DO model plate.
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