After three decades of being defunct, Nissan is bringing back their entry level brand ‘Datsun’ to life. And what better way to do it from our own India.
According to Autocar, Renault-Nissan’s CEO Carlos Ghosn will officially world premiere Datsun brand from India on July 15th this year. The event will take place at Kingdom of Dreams, an entertainment joint and a tourist spot in New Delhi.
A teaser pic which also reveals the Datsun grille apart from a few lines has also been made public. This is in line with the earlier reports that Datsun will go official towards the middle of 2013 with products coming in later.
The first Datsun model will be a 5-door hatchback which will share the same 1.2L petrol motor from Micra and there are no diesel variants that have been planned as of now. Starting price of this car is touted to be around Rs 3 lakhs and Nissan intends to target the Hyundai i10 with it.
At the occasion, it is expected that Mr Ghosn will also unveil this first Datsun car which will make an official entry towards the middle of next year. It is also said that Datsun cars will be different designs rather than just rebadge jobs of existing Nissan cars. Nissan expects to sell between 1.5 to 2 Lakh Datsun cars in India every year.