Datsun, the budget-friendly brand of Nissan, has unveiled the GO-cross concept car at the ongoing Tokyo Motor Show. Just so you know, Nearly three decades after the name was last used, Datsun's return was announced in 2012 and its first cars went on sale in India in March 2014. The global unveiling of Datsun GO-cross concept car is company's second in just 17 months. The GO-cross shares the same platform as Datsun GO+ and borrows key iconic design features from that vehicle.
Vincent Cobee, Global Head of Datsun, said: "This is a significant day for Datsun. We have successfully completed the first phase of our return, and feel proud that through our vehicles more than 100,000 customers have been able to make their dream of personal mobility a reality. In fact, the latest figure of cars sold since Datsun GO was launched in India in March 2014 now stands at 114 000 units." Since the brand's re-entry, more than 100,000 new Datsuns have been sold in total in India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa.
"Our expansion plans include the continued growth of sales and service networks in our four existing markets, while expanding our offering to three models in India. There, we will launch a totally new model at the beginning of 2016, which will be the first Nissan Motor model based on the new Renault-Nissan Alliance CMF-A architecture. We are also studying further business expansion possibilities in other high-growth markets around the world, including Africa. Whatever happens next, the Datsun core values of `Dream, Access and Trust' will continue to influence the next phase of our brand's journey," added Cobee. The Datsun GO-cross Concept showcases the brand's vision for possible expansion of the Datsun GO/GO+ family in high growth markets.