Test mules of Datsun’s tailor-made for Russia sedan have been spotted in the country again. The mules sported heavy camouflage and a ‘No Photography’ sign, which didn’t deter the spies from getting snapshots of the cars. Datsun had earlier released a sketch of the sedan when the Russian website of the company (www.datsun.ru) went live a couple of weeks ago, though this isn’t the first time the car has been caught on camera. The sedan has been shot sans any camouflage a few times now and will be officially unveiled on April 4.
The three-box sedan is based on the Lada Granta which is made by the AvtoVAZ and Renault alliance in the country and has been designed along the lines of the GO hatchback. The front of the car features a similar fascia, though the headlamps have been given a sharper design for a more aggressive look. Developed and styled in Japan, Datsun has confirmed that the car has been developed exclusively for Russia and won’t end up here any time soon.
This yet unnamed sedan is expected to be followed by a five-door hatch at the 2014 Moscow Motor Show in August. Revived as a budget brand, Datsun has targeted the segments in emerging markets according to local popularity. India recently got the Japanese manufacturer’s first-ever product since three decades, the GO hatchback. This will be followed by the GO+ MPV in Indonesia, the sedan in Russia and then a product for South Africa. The Redi-GO concept, still in its nascent stages, has been made specifically for the Brazil market.