India-made Datsun GO  goes on sales in South Africa
India-made Datsun GO goes on sales in South AfricaPR Handout

Japanese auto-maker Nissan's low-cost brand Datsun has embarked on a new journey with the launch of India-made Datsun Go+ MPV in South Africa. The company has begun the shipment of the Go+ MPV to South Africa from its Chennai plant.

Currently, the Chennai plant exports vehicles to 106 countries. The recent models for export include Datsun Go, Datsun Go+, Datsun redi-Go and Nissan Sunny, among others. Datsun also started the export of the redi-Go hatchback to Sri Lanka and Nepal recently.

"We are delighted to see the Datsun Go+, manufactured with pride at the Renault-Alliance plant in Chennai, introduced for sale in South Africa. Following on the success of the India-built Datsun Go's launch into the small car segment in South Africa, the Go+ is another example of our Make in India models' making a mark in overseas markets. Our exports continue to help Nissan build its presence in India and grow the local economy," said Guillaume Sicard, president, Nissan India Operations.

In India, Datsun recently launched a special edition of the Go+ MPV, christened as the Style Edition. The Go+ Style Edition has been priced at Rs. 4, 77,552 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Go+ gets 1.2-litre engine developing 67bhp and peak torque of 104Nm under the hood, which comes coupled to a five-speed manual gearbox. The MPV returns a fuel efficiency of 20.62kmpl.