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Old 13th August 2018, 10:22   #1
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Default New hatchback spotted testing in Chennai. EDIT: It's the Datsun Go T

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I noticed that it has old school pull-up door handles. This leads me to believe it's an entry-level vehicle either from Nissan/Renault/Datsun.
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Which car has a turn-indicator on the side???
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Looking at the design of the camouflage wrap and the V-spoke alloys, I'm guessing it could be a Nissan Kicks or some other Renault-Nissan hatchback.
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The 3rd quarter reminds of Fiat Grande Punto, especially the tail-lamp design. Has generous GC.
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Is it any of those Kia product lines ? Given Hyundai is around Chennai.
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Old 13th August 2018, 10:43   #4
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Is it any of those Kia product lines ? Given Hyundai is around Chennai.
Could be. Silhouette looks similar to Rio.
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I first thought the Figo facelift, but the C pillar looks different

KIA could be one strong possibility. but the car definitely looks a tad smaller than the i20 segment.

Perhaps same size as Swift, Figo segment.
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Nissan Kicks?

Even the pattern of the camo on that car matches the one on the earlier post.
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This looks quite similar in profile to a Dacia Sandero.

New hatchback spotted testing in Chennai. EDIT: It's the Datsun Go T-dacia_13sanderohb5_2b_sideview_glacierwhitesolid.png

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To me, it looks like a Datsun Go refresh. The profile resembles a Go to a tee.
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Looks tend to be of a Datsun hatch.
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Is it any of those Kia product lines ? Given Hyundai is around Chennai.
Hyundai is around Chennai but Kia is AP. Moreover like I mentioned there is no Kia model with pull type door handles.

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Nissan Kicks?

Even the pattern of the camo on that car matches the one on the earlier post.
Same pattern which is what led me to Datsun. Can't be the kicks again due to door handles plus kicks rear door has quarter glass.

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This looks quite similar in profile to a Dacia Sandero.

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Car is too small to be the Sandero. And again side profile doesn't match. Check the rear door.

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To me, it looks like a Datsun Go refresh. The profile resembles a Go to a tee.
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Looks tend to be of a Datsun hatch.
This is my best guess so far as well.

My other guess was the Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback. But the shoulder line was different. In the camo car the door handle is above the shoulder line but the Mirage has the door handles below the shoulder line. Else it looked damn close to the Mirage.
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My take is that this is a Datsun hatch based on Sandero mechanicals.

1: Ground clearance and size do not match the Kicks.
2: Rear glass is kept one piece to fool us. It will never slide down in current form
3: For the next big gig
-Renault is focusing on new Duster for revenue
-Nissan on the Kicks
-Datsun need something quick and this is the best budget option considering small car sales are not growing but the next segment is.
4: They need to find something to use that 1.2 engine - only the Duster CVT uses it- nothing else.
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Looks like the Nissan Kicks, as reported by Indian Autos Blog a few days ago. Attaching images for reference

https://indianautosblog.com/2018/08/...st-time-311942
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New hatchback spotted testing in Chennai. EDIT: It's the Datsun Go T-indianspecnissankicksexteriorspyshot.jpg  

New hatchback spotted testing in Chennai. EDIT: It's the Datsun Go T-indianspecnissankicksrearthreequartersspyshot.jpg  

New hatchback spotted testing in Chennai. EDIT: It's the Datsun Go T-nissankicksrearthreequartersspyshotindia.jpg  

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Default re: New hatchback spotted testing in Chennai. EDIT: It's the Datsun Go T

I will place my bet on this being a new Datsun hatchback, with those budget design elements like pull type door handles and not-so-flashy lamps all around. And the Nissan type camouflage points to the Nissan factory as well.

But whatever car that is, that is one really well-proportioned cute city car. The wheels match the design too, and saves it from having that under-tyred look that most budget hatchbacks suffer from.
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Old 13th August 2018, 12:13   #14
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Default re: New hatchback spotted testing in Chennai. EDIT: It's the Datsun Go T

On second thought, it does not look like the kicks. Auto car india had spotted Datsun go facelift some days back

https://www.autocarindia.com/car-new...n-india-409216

Looks a better fit to the spy shot shared by GTO than the Kicks.
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Old 13th August 2018, 12:23   #15
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Thanks to a Team-BHP Fan (who prefers to stay anonymous) for sharing this!

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This is the Datsun Go T with new seats, tyres, interior, AVN and more features. Scheduled to launch in September 2nd week. Nissan plans to re-launch the Go and Go+ with premium pricing like the Indonesian variants.

https://www.datsun.co.id
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