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Datsun Go Live concept revealed in Indonesia

Datsun has taken to the Jakarta motor show in Indonesia to reveal the Go Live concept, previewing the design direction for the next generation of the brand's line-up...

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Datsun Redi-Go, Fiat Mobi SUVs revealed for emerging markets
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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. Both models will play in the same compact SUV segment as Renault’s recent Kwid, which in fact uses the same CMF-A (Common Module Family) platform that underpins the new Datsun...


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 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...


Opel not planning Dacia rival, will make sub-Adam vehicle
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Opel not planning Dacia rival, will make sub-Adam vehicle

A day after General Motors announced that it was consolidating its European operations under Opel, its boss has clarified the company's position on producing a rival to low cost brands, such as Dacia and Datsun. After GM's announcement that it had moved all of its European operations, including Chevrolet in Russia, to the recently created Opel Group, rumours began to swirl that Opel was planning a low-cost rival to the Dacia range...


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...


Fiat considering budget brand to rival Dacia, Datsun: report
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Fiat considering budget brand to rival Dacia, Datsun: report

Fiat is considering launching an entry-level brand for developing markets as it looks for opportunities to grow its manufacturing operations and increase profitability. Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne admitted the success of Renault’s budget Dacia division and the impending relaunch of Datsun by Nissan in 2014 encouraged his team to analyse the potential of adding a low-cost brand to its portfolio...


New Datsun cars to draw on brand's heritage
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New Datsun cars to draw on brand's heritage

Nissan will look to Datsun’s heritage when developing the reborn brand’s new generation of low-cost passenger vehicles for emerging markets. Nissan last month confirmed it was bringing back the Datsun brand, with a range of cut-price passenger models to be built and sold in India, Indonesia and Russia from 2014...


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...


Datsun to return to emerging markets in 2014
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Datsun to return to emerging markets in 2014

Datsun is back. Nissan has confirmed it is relaunching the humble automotive brand as its entry-level offering in emerging markets. Sales of Datsun vehicles will begin in 2014 in India, Indonesia and Russia – 28 years after the brand was phased out in 1986...


Datsun to make a return in emerging markets
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Datsun to make a return in emerging markets

Remember the good old Datsuns of the 60s and 70s? The cars were cheap, offered reasonable levels of equipment and reliability and didn't go too bad either... in their day. Now, word has it the brand could be about to make a return. Under the wing of parent company Nissan, new Datsun models might be released into emerging markets in the coming years...