Thursday, November 5, 2015
Will Datsun Go ever got chance entering Malaysia market?
Datsun may be a stranger brand for younger generation in Malaysia but not for those senior that try the very old model of Datsun Sunny 120Y before.
Datsun's start their production in 1931, and from 1958 to 1986, only vehicle exported by Nissan identified as Datsun. The Datsun brand is phased out by Nissan on 1986 and re-launched it back in 2013 with more concentration on the low cost vehicle manufactured for emerging market.
Their first model after the new re-launch is the Datsun Go and Datsun GO+ which mainly selling at India and Indonesia market, it is learn that the selling price in India is ranging about RM20k-RM24k. I think this reason is enough for Proton and Perodua will try to stop this model to coming in Malaysia market.
Powered by a 1.2L 3 cylinder HR12DE engine, which may consider in the same competition group for model like Suzuki Alto and Hyundai Eon in India market.
And the coming 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, Datsun will unveiled their concept SUV of Datsun Go-Cross, which it is still unknown that it will be using the same HR12DE engine, or may be using the Renault 1.5 dCi diesel engine.