Datsun Go nears 5k sales mark, Nissan India 358% growth in April 2014
Nissan Group of India reports 328% sales growth for April 2014 with 5,301 cars sold as compared to 1,239 vehicles sold in April 2013. For the month, Datsun Go hatchback accounts for over 50% to Nissan Groupâ€™s April 2014 India sales with 2691 units sold. Last month within 10 days of its national launch, Datsun Go small car reported sales of 2,072 units. In a little over 6 weeks, Datsun Go is just shy of the 5000 units sold mark by about 250 units.
Mr. Kenichiro Yomura â€“ President, Nissan Group of India said, â€śWe are witnessing an encouraging growth in our sales. We ended FY-13 on a high and have begun the new financial year with a healthy 328% year-on-year growth for the month of April. Our focus is to continue this trend going forward.â€ť
2014 season of the Nissan PlayStation GT Academy competition bagan last month giving Gran Turismo 6 virtual racers a platform to go from gamer to racer. PlayStation 3 now lets one and all enter free qualifying rounds within the gameâ€™s automatic online update. Kazunori Yamauchi, President of Polyphony Digital, is excited to see qualifying begin across the globe for GT Academy 2014. â€śI am very happy that qualifying has now begun for a sixth season of GT Academy, kick starting our world-wide search to unearth another gamer with the talent to become a real life racer. Every GT6â„˘ gamer will have the chance to develop their skills in a series of stunning Nissan NISMO vehicles and compare lap times with their friends while competing for a coveted spot at the next stage of the competition.â€ť
Successful PlayStation gamers from India, Australia, Mexico, Middle East and Thailand win a place at a National Final event held in their country. Leading competitors then qualify for an International Race Camp at Silverstone Circuit during a week-long bootcamp where finalists will acquire on and off the track in Nissan’s quest to find this year’s GT Academy champion.
The International winner receives 3 monthsâ€™ training to get on track at Dubai 24 Hour race in January 2015 to prove themselves worthy of becoming a NISMO Athlete.Last yearâ€™s GT Academy champions are competing in the Blancpain Endurance Series this season. Lucas OrdoĂ±ez (2008 champion) will race alongside Wolfgang Reip (2012 champion) in the Nissan ZEOD RC at the Le Mans 24 Hours. Jann Mardenborough (2011 champion) is vying for a Formula One shift having secured a GP3 drive in 2014 with Arden International./ He has also been selected to be part of a Red Bull Racing Driver Development Programme.
â€śEveryone should enter GT Academy!â€ť encourages NISMO Athlete Mardenborough, who is about to start competing in a Formula OneÂ® feeder series less than three years after winning the competition. â€śItâ€™s open for anyone to enter. If you have a PlayStation 3 and a copy of Gran Turismo 6, just see how you go against everyone across Europe – thatâ€™s all I had in mind the year I won. If being a racing driver was your childhood dream, then the NISMO PlayStation GT Academy is your perfect opportunity to live it!â€ť