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Datsun Cars


Datsun offers 2 new car models in Small segment, 1 in Utility segment in India. Choose a Datsun car to know prices, features, reviews and photos.

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About Datsun

The Datsun brand was revived by parent company in the year 2012 after a gap of almost 30 years as a budget offering for many of its developing markets. The company’s original production run took place from 1958 to 1986, during which they produced some excellent cars like the 240Z, 510 sedan and the Fairlady coupes. Brief history However, the actual origins of the company date back much further. The original cars were produced by the...
The Datsun brand was revived by parent company in the year 2012 after a gap of almost 30 years as a budget offering for many of its developing markets. The company’s original production run took place from 1958 to 1986, during which they produced some excellent cars like the 240Z, 510 sedan and the Fairlady coupes. Brief history However, the actual origins of the company date back much further. The original cars were produced by the Kaishinsha Motorcar company and was named the DAT after the first letters in the names of the founders. Since there was minimal demand for cars in Japan at that time, the company mostly produced trucks for the Japanese military. It merged with Jitsuyo Jidosha and became DAT automobile manufacturing limited and then began selling three-wheeled and four-wheeled automobiles. In 1930, the Japanese government introduced a rule that allowed cars of 500cc and below to be driven without a licence and so DAT automobiles began producing a line of 495cc engined cars to comply with these rules and named then Datsun (son of DAT). By the turn of the Second World War it was producing local copies of various British cars but then concentrated on the war effort after 1937. After the war, the company provided trucks for the occupational forces and by 1947 resumed car production and continued to base its vehicles on the British Austin line. By the late 1950s Datsun began to eye America as a big market and under its parent company, Nissan, made a name for itself over the next 25 years by producing a variety of vehicles. By 1986, Nissan wanted to promote its brand name in a stronger way and slowly decided to phase out the Datsun name in order to achieve the former. Current day As we had said earlier, the brand was revived in 2012 and the first car was launched in early 2014 for the Indian market. The current Datsun brand has a two-car line-up and in the coming future will be joined by the two more models. Each car in the line-up has been designed with a specific market in mind and has been tailor made to suit the needs of just that market. The first car was the Datsun GO hatchback which has been designed keeping the Indian market in mind. It will soon be joined by the GO+ MPV, the Redi-GO compact hatchback and a sedan model that has been designed keeping the Russian market in mind. While each car has been designed with the needs of a specific market, we expect that Datsun will sell all the models in all its markets. The cars are being sold through Nissan dealerships and this will continue to be the case for another three years at least. The company only sells petrol engined models but we expect that they will also offer diesel engined cars in the future.

Datsun Expert Reviews

Datsun redi-GO 1.0L AMT First Drive Review

Datsun redi-GO 1.0L AMT First Drive Review

The redi-GO though really shines when it comes to space and driving convenience. Sure, it’s low-grade cabin and lack of features are sore points but there’s little doubt this...

16 Jan 2018 by Sagar Bhanushali | Read more

Datsun redi-GO 1-litre First Drive Review

Datsun redi-GO 1-litre First Drive Review

The Datsun redi-GO 1-litre is the highpoint of the Japanese brand’s small car range formed over the last three years. As it has with the Go mid-size hatch and the Go+ wagon,...

13 Jul 2017 by Sagar Bhanushali | Read more

Datsun Go+ Long Term Review 2

Datsun Go+ Long Term Review 2

With the Indian car market only headed towards hatchbacks, compact sedans and crossovers, fewer wagons are on the road than ever before. From the looks of it, the Go+ is the last...

15 Sep 2016 by Kapil Angane | Read more

Datsun in News

Why Datsun needs the Cross in India

Why Datsun needs the Cross in India

A few months ago, Datsun launched the Cross for the Indonesian market. It’s the production version of the Go Cross concept.

14 May 2018 by Venkat Desirazu | Read more

Datsun User Reviews

Poor service quality from NISSAN

for Datsun GO Plus on 18-Jun-2018 by Sachin Dhiman

Dear All, I have purchased Datsun Go plus remix edition from SPG Nissan, NH-21 Teh- Sadar Distt. Mandi (Himachal Pradesh) PIN-175021 on 30 march 2018. Document Attached with this mail...

Great car overall

for Datsun Redi-GO on 18-Jun-2018 by Kulpreet Kaur

I love this car. Manouvers in city traffic so well. AMT with manual option is perfect of indian road conditions especially manouvering through pot holes and flyovers. Good mileage and...

Worst car

for Datsun Redi-GO on 26-May-2018 by prashanthrdesai

Car is horrible it stops in middle of the road bought car in Feb 2018 it now driven 3000 km n it has been to service station 5 times n company has still not resolved the problem. Worst...

Be ready to go (redigo) to service station every week!!!

for Datsun Redi-GO on 15-May-2018 by Celia mathew

Everything boils down to only one issue. Can you trust your car to take you from point A to B without breaking down. Bought brand new model Datsun redigo AMT 1.0. Just a month over,...

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