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Datsun Redi-Go, Fiat Mobi SUVs revealed for emerging markets

Budget-focused Nissan offshoot Datsun has unveiled its fifth new model, launching the Redi-Go in India overnight. At the same time, Italian car maker Fiat has revealed a new offering with the same focus on ‘emerging’ markets, dubbed Mobi...

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Datsun Go-Cross concept revealed in Tokyo: light SUV hints at market expansion
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Datsun Go-Cross concept revealed in Tokyo: light SUV hints at market expansion

Datsun, the reborn Nissan brand now focused on emerging markets, has revealed a preview of what could be its first SUV model - and a sign of significant expansion into new markets. Debuting at this week’s Tokyo motor show, the Go-Cross hints at a potential new compact SUV for the budget brand...


Datsun Go, Maruti Suzuki Swift score zero stars in global NCAP crash tests
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Datsun Go, Maruti Suzuki Swift score zero stars in global NCAP crash tests

The budget-focused Datsun Go and Maruti Suzuki Swift models sold in India have been lambasted after scoring zero stars in the most recent round of Global New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) crash testing. Both market-specific vehicles were put through a crash test scenario under the newly formed Indian arm of NCAP, the Bharat New Car Assessment Program...


Datsun Mi-Do city car revealed
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Datsun Mi-Do city car revealed

The Datsun Mi-Do is the newest addition to the born-again budget brand’s line-up, with the city car making its international debut at the Moscow motor show overnight. The five-door Mi-Do hatchback is based on the compact On-Do sedan that was revealed in April. The pair shares the same 2476mm wheelbase and front-wheel-drive layout...


Datsun budget sedan for Russia teased
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Datsun budget sedan for Russia teased

Datsun has released a sketch of its cut-price compact sedan developed specifically for the Russian market. The all-new model, to be unveiled in Moscow on April 4, represents the official introduction of the Nissan-owned budget brand to Russia. Datsun says its launch into Russia is significant for the global expansion of the brand, identifying it as a key market that offers great growth potential...


Datsun Redi-Go concept SUV revealed
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Datsun Redi-Go concept SUV revealed

Meet what could soon be the cheapest SUV in the world - the Datsun Redi-Go. The Nissan-owned brand is designed to offer affordable automotive options for developing markets such as India, where this concept model made its debut at the Delhi motor show overnight...


Datsun Go+: $9000 people-mover to launch in 2014
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Datsun Go+: $9000 people-mover to launch in 2014

The Datsun Go+ will become one of the world's cheapest people-movers when it launches in emerging markets in 2014. The second all-new model from Nissan Motor Company's born-again budget brand, the Indonesian-built Datsun Go+ will cost less than 100 million rupiah ($9300) in its home market, where it is set to become the most affordable vehicle with three rows of seats...


Datsun Go: budget brand returns with $7000 city car
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Datsun Go: budget brand returns with $7000 city car

The Datsun Go has been unveiled in India, signalling the return of the iconic Nissan-owned budget brand to the automotive scene. The city-sized Go hatchback is the first new model from Datsun, which Nissan brought back from the dead last year to give it an entry point into the automotive world's lucrative developing markets...


Datsun sketches released, brand relaunch announced
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Datsun sketches released, brand relaunch announced

Datsun has released two sketches of an upcoming model to be unveiled at the brand's official relaunch in India on July 15. While the first sketch shows a small five-door hatchback, believed to be based on the Nissan Micra, the second highlights only the car’s front end, hinting at the possibility of a sedan variant...


Datsun to expand into South Africa
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Datsun to expand into South Africa

Datsun has added South Africa to its list of target markets, announcing plans to launch a new passenger vehicle in the country by the end of 2014. Datsun, a derivative of the Nissan Motor Co., will return to South Africa - where it was phased out in 1981 as Datsun was integrated with Nissan - as the Japanese brand expands its sales plans into four destinations along with India, Indonesia and Russia...


Toyota won't rival Datsun with cheap cars; Volkswagen considering it
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Toyota won't rival Datsun with cheap cars; Volkswagen considering it

The boss of Toyota says his company will not engage in a price war with Nissan by launching a budget car brand to compete with Datsun in developing markets. Toyota Motor Corp president Akio Toyoda told Reuters his customers expected a certain level of reliability from Toyota vehicles, and insisted he had no intention of boosting sales at the expense of vehicle quality...