Monday, October 06, 2014
By Jitendra Singh
Datsun Go Plus: wait extends till next year…..
Japanese auto major Nissan will drive in its second model from the Datsun portfolio, a multi- purpose vehicle Go+, in the first part of next year in India as part plans to enhance its presence here. The company is looking to increase sales of both Nissan and Datsun branded vehicles in India to meet its target of capturing 8 per cent market share in the country, although the timeline has been moved due to the slowdown witnessed in the automobile market in the past couple of years.
"The Datsun GO+ will be launched in the first part of next year," Nissan India operations President Guillaume Sicard told PTI without sharing details. Sicard, who assumed the role last week, said the idea was to build up the presence of the Datsun brand in India. In March this year, the Datsun brand made a global comeback with Nissan launching its entry level car 'Datsun Go' priced between Rs 3.12 lakh and Rs 3.70 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) in India. "The Datsun (hatchback) has received positive response. The product is recognised as a quality product and its delivery is up to our expectations," he said.
The GO+ is a seven seater multi-purpose vehicle and is among the three models under the Datsun brand that Nissan has announced that it would launch by FY16. It is expected to compete with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, Honda Mobilio and General Motors' Enjoy.On Nissan's ambitions in India, Sicard said: "We want to increase the sales of our two brands -- Nissan and Datsun. Today we are at full speed, we want to continue to grow further."
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