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Datsun global sales crosses 90,000; Go and Go Plus are the top sellers

Datsun Global sales

Ever since its revival in March 2014, Nissan’s budget brand has sold over 90,000 units across India, Russia, Indonesia, South Africa and Nepal.

Talking to South African media, Vincent Cobee, head of Datsun, revealed that Go hatchback and GO+ compact MPV have accounted for sales of about 60,000 units so far. This means that the Russian duo of on-DO and me-DO managed to sell about 30,000 units but it’s to be noted that the pair is not sold elsewhere.

Datsun Global sales

Datsun global sales have surpassed 90,000 out of which roughly 60,000 units were accounted for by Go and Go Plus twins.

Datsun cars are manufactured in India, Indonesia and Russia as of now. Indonesia appears to have emerged as the largest market for the brand while India, with sales of around 22,700 units, appears to have sealed third spot, after Russia. Moving forward, Mr. Cobee is bullish about the African markets and has hinted that a model would be manufactured locally in South Africa in the foreseeable future.

Apart from these four products, the Japanese budget brand is working on what would become the most affordable product in its global portfolio. Likely to be marketed in all its existing markets except Russia, the small car will be based on redi-GO micro crossover concept. It will derive its underpinnings and powertrain from Renault Kwid which will go on sale in India later this year with a price range of INR 3-4 lakhs (ex-showroom).

datsun go

Datsun Go marked the resurrection of the Nissan-owned brand after a 30-year long sabbatical.


Datsun’s sales in India has been steady for the past few months. Steady inflow of new products, beefed up safety and constant dealership expansion will play important roles in future growth.

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