Nissan India revived its budget brand- Datsun to increase sales in the developing nations including India, Russia, South Africa and Indonesia. After launching the GO hatchback, the company is gearing up to introduce its second product- the Go+ MPV in the Indian car market. If media reports are to be believed, the Datsun Go+ MPV would go on sale in the first half of next year.
Nissan is aiming to achieve 8 per cent market share in the country, and is planning to increase sales of both Nissan and Datsun products. “The Datsun GO+ will be launched in the first part of next year,” Nissan India operations President Guillaume Sicard told PTI without sharing details.
The Datsun Go+ MPV is a sub-4 metre compact MPV which will compete against the likes of Maruti Ertiga, Chevy’s Enjoy and Honda Mobilio. Its sub-4 metre length would allow the company to enjoy the excise duty benefit offered by Gov to the car comes under 4 metre length. It is likely to be the cheapest MPV in its league and is expected to be priced in the range of Rs. 5-7 lakh.
Dimensionally, the Datsun Go+ MPV is 3,995mm long, 1635mm wide and 1,485mm tall, and it has a wheelbase of 2450mm. The front fascia of the car looks identical to the GO hatchback, while the side profile too resembles its sibling till the C pillar. The company has added some extra space to the rear and increases the height to increase interior space. Under the bonnet is the 1.2-litre petrol engine that also powers the Go hatchback. It is also likely to get the 1.5-litre K9K diesel engine.