Datsun confirms Go production to commence from 4th Feb
Datsun has officially announced that their first car, the Datsun Go will be ready for sale in the country by March 2014. To be displayed at the 2014 Auto Expo on 4th Feb, the car will officially enter production at Renault-Nissan Chennai plant from the same day.
Production of the Datsun Go will commence from the Renault Nissan plant in Oragadam, Chennai from February 4, 2014. It will be powered by a 1.2 liter petrol engine, which is also seen on board the Micra. Engine will be mated to a five speed manual transmission. To be available in a host of exciting color options, the upcoming Go hatchback will come fitted with Mobile Docking System for interface to smartphones.
Datsun Go is a five door hatchback for seating of upto 5 persons. It measures 3785mm in length, 1635mm in width and stands 1485mm tall while it sits on a wheelbase measuring 2450mm. Datsun Go is expected to be priced competitively, below the INR 4 lakh mark. This competitive pricing is achieved due to the fact that there will be sharing of parts between Go and Nissan Micra Active.
In a mail to Rush Lane, Datsun India confirmed the date and stated, The start of production ceremony of the first Datsun car – Datsun Go will take place on 4th Feb 2014, at the Nissan plant at Oragadam, Chennai.
Mr Thiru P Thangamani – Honourable Minister for Industries, Government of Tamil Nadu will preside over the function along with Mr. Toshiyuki Shiga, Vice Chairman, Nissan Motor Co. Other dignitaries attending the event include Mr. Vincent Cobee, Corporate Vice President and Head – Datsun Business Unit, Mr. Ashwani Gupta, Programme Director – Datsun Business Unit, Mr. Kenichiro Yomura, President – Nissan India Operations and Mr. Toshihiko Sano, Managing Director – RNAIPL (Renault Nissan Automotive Indian Private Limited).