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Official: Datsun officially reborn with Go model for India [w/video]

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In March of 2012, Nissan announced the return of its historic Datsun brand. Datsun used to represent the Nissan brand in a number of markets, but its badge hasn’t been worn on a new model since 1981. In 2013, though, it has been relaunched as the Japanese manufacturer’s budget offering in the emerging markets of India and Russia.

The model that will lead that charge, at least in India, is the Go, a car that pays tribute to the very first Datsun, the DAT-GO.

The operative term with the Datsun brand is: « budget offering. » Don’t step inside the Go and expect beautiful hides or brushed metals (it’s being sold in India, after all). The instrument cluster features a simple speedometer, while the five-speed manual and the center stack above it are rather barren. It’s not without luxuries, though, as iPod-style connectivity is available through a Mobile Docking Station.

The five-seat, five-door Go is powered by a 1.2-liter engine, although we can’t for certain say how many cylinders or how much power is on offer. What we do know is that the console mounted five-speed manual is the only transmission choice, so far. It’s positioning is said to maximize space for the two front-row occupants. Certainly, it looks rather roomy based on the images.

The Datsun Go will arrive in Indian dealers early in 2014, and will start at 400,000 rupees ($6,665 at today’s exchange rates). Scroll down to see a video on the relaunched Datsun brand along with the Go’s press release.

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