Datsun compact sedan spied in Russia undisguised
As the Datsun compact sedan gets set to enter Russian markets in 2014, the model was sighted minus any camouflage for first time. To be based on Lada Granta edition, the model is being tested. Datsun is a low cost brand from Nissan. It will launch a hatchback named Go in India at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo next week, while an MPV called Go+ will be on display.
Datsun sedan is being produced with local components and will differ vastly from the Go and Go+ compact cars which are being presented for India and Indonesia. Go and Go+ will not be making their way to Russian markets while the new compact sedan is unlikely to go on sale in India.
Datsun plans to keep prices of its first sedan highly affordable due to which they are depending solely on localization. The model will differ from Go and Go+ as these are passed on Nissan V Platform while the Datsun sedan will be based on underpinning derived from the Granta.
Slated to come in at an entry price of 380,000 Rubles (INR7.19 lakhs) production of Datsun sedan will commence early next year. Sales however will only commence after the Datsun sedan is presented at 2014 Moscow International Auto Salon in August. (via)