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Old 24th July 2013, 10:11   #151
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.... the k9k engine at this state of tune?...
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And where was it reported that the K9K will make it to the Datsun Go?
A friend on Facebook told me so. The K9k at 55PS. It did sound ridiculous. It does seem speculative. Will check & revert. Till then, lets ignore that aspect of the discussion. I profusely apologise to have provided speculative info. Mods may edit that post to prevent confusion .

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A friend on Facebook told me so. The K9k at 55PS. It did sound ridiculous. It does seem speculative. Will check & revert. Till then, lets ignore that aspect of the discussion. I profusely apologise to have provided speculative info. Mods may edit that post to prevent confusion .
Let me clarify that Nissan have never stated this will come as a diesel variant
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Datsun to ride on Nissanís network for India drive.

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It will not be a product placement within the Nissan network, but rather Datsun will have a separate and distinct branding bay within the retail set-up. In other words, the branding around the car, the sales person, the process and services will be Datsun specific and Datsun-branded.
But will this work as Nissan itself is currrently having a lean network!

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And now the Datsun GO Sedan is rendered

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Old 24th July 2013, 14:42   #155
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Last week, Nissan unveiled the first car under the recently resurrected car brand, Datsun, in the form of the GO hatchback. The Datsun brand will be used to market low cost cars that Nissan is developing for emerging markets across the globe. Now, official word about Datsun sharing showroom space in Nissan India dealerships has emerged. Mr. Vincent Cobee, the global head of Datsun, speaking to the EconomicTimes, has announced that cars under the Datsun brand will be sold through Nissan dealerships in India.

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Although Datsun cars will be sold and serviced through Nissan India's dealership and service network respectively, the cars will have their distinct space within Nissan showrooms. Also, the sales personnel handling Datsun cars will be distinct from those handling Nissan cars. This demarcation will apply to the after sales service aspect too. Notably, Nissan's approach with brand Datsun in India, is similar to what Mahindra is following with the Ssangyong range in India.

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Mahindra dealerships sell the Ssangyong Rexton SUV, which gets independent sales and service personnel. Eventually, Datsun cars are expected to be sold through independent dealerships in India, with existing Nissan dealers having the first right of refusal to set up Datsun dealerships. Presently, Nissan's distribution network in India is handled by an independent channel partner, Hover Automotive. In the past, many Nissan dealers have lodged their protest against Hover Automotive.

This had led to a confrontation between Nissan dealers and Hover Automotive last year, which has since been resolved by the intervention of the Japanese car maker. Currently, Nissan has 92 dealerships across India. However, for a big-volume small car like the Datsun GO, which competes with the likes of the Hyundai i10 and the Maruti WagonR, the number of dealerships would have to be greatly expanded if Nissan intends to reach out to more buyers.

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Small car purchases in India, in the budget end of the spectrum, are largely dictated by accessible dealership and service networks. Both Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai, the country's top two small car sellers have an extensive presence across both urban and rural parts of India, with the former having the largest number of touch points of any car brand operating in the country. Likewise, Nissan would have to rapidly expand the number of dealerships and touch points to give the Datsun range of cars a solid footing in India.

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After the Datsun GO hatchback, which will be slotted between 3-4 lakh rupees, Nissan will launch the i2 hatchback. The Datsun i2 is a smaller hatchback that will be pitted against the likes of the Maruti Alto 800 and the Hyundai Eon. The Datsun i2 is expected to be powered by a new 800cc-3 cylinder petrol engine (code-named the BR03), currently under development in the Renault-Nissan technical center at Chennai. The Datsun i2 is expected to be priced well under 3 lakh rupees, with a 2015 launch timeline likely.

All Datsun cars will be developed and manufactured in India, with a high amount of localization. The high localization will allow Nissan to price the Datsun cars competitively, while also allowing long term service costs to be maintained at affordable levels. The Oragadam joint manufacturing facility of Renault-Nissan will be expanded to handle the production of the Datsun range of small cars.

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Well another big shot at the lowest segment! Go from the very start is promising. Is it only me or any of you saw the resemblance of the side profile (rear side) to Toyota Auris. Not a copy, just a design cue with the boot actually sticking out. I suppose Hyundai EON has done one thing in the lower segment that you got to have some aggressive styling. I mean Alto and Nano are more of functional designs only I suppose.
Lets see how the Datsun "revived" works out.
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All Datsun cars will be developed and manufactured in India, with a high amount of localization. The high localization will allow Nissan to price the Datsun cars competitively, while also allowing long term service costs to be maintained at affordable levels. The Oragadam joint manufacturing facility of Renault-Nissan will be expanded to handle the production of the Datsun range of small cars.
Datsun no-Go after looking at the interiors. All open pockets.
Anyway consumer is the king. I am happy Nissan chose India as manufacturing hub for exports.
There will be more interesting models coming our way.
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A friend is part of the team responsible for building Go.

Apparently Datsun will be launching a sedan and MPV version of Go sometime after the hatch. That's confirmed.
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My only question is why they waiting for so long to launch this thing?
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My only question is why they waiting for so long to launch this thing?
The time required to set up a manufacturing line is approximately 2 - 3 years. It depends upon the dimensions of the upcoming product and it's specific requirements. In Datsun's case last year Nissan had already started working on the model in Russia. So they are able to cut down the lead time by approx one year. Also Nissan will be setting up a body shop and assembly line for Datsun range. Paintshop will be shared with Nissan's existing products.

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Nice. I quite like the looks of the car. I hope they get the pricing right and their after sales service better by the time they go ahead full fledged with the Datsun brand. And since localisation levels are high, I just hope they get the pricing right for their cars. The cars have neutral styling, please some and offend none. Also one thing I felt - both the hatchback and sedan look like mix-n-match of some of the cars available in the Indian market. For ex. the hatch rear end looks like a combination of alto 800 and i20, the sedan looks like the Honda Amaze.
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A sedan version of Go would be s direct competitor to Honda Amaze if launched with a diesel engine.
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If the interiors are same as pictures, it is no competition to Amaze and Etios. I am sure the quality of build will be ultra low cost with severe cost cutting.
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The product looks really good. I hope it offers better quality than the Alto. It it can match the quality and space provided by a Wagon R, I think it will be a hit because of its good looks. Plus based on my limited understanding of car dynamics, I think this will be a better handler than a Wagon R.
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A friend is part of the team responsible for building Go.

Apparently Datsun will be launching a sedan and MPV version of Go sometime after the hatch. That's confirmed.

Can you please ask your friend about the when the GO will be launched (estimated dates). Also, is there any possibility about the interiors being revamped for the production model or is this the final?

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