Nissan has revealed the second model its revived Datsun brand will carry. It's the Go+, which unsurprisingly is based on the Go hatchback that was presented in India in July.
"With the return of the Datsun brand, we are changing mobility," said Nissan Motor president and chief executive Carlos Ghosn. "And we're ensuring greater access to the pride, independence and opportunities that car ownership provides."
The Go+ is a seven-seater MPV that echoes the look of the five-seater Go on a long yet compact platform. And like its hatchback counterpart, the Go+ utilizes the same 1.2-liter engine and five-speed manual transmission that have been "tuned for fuel efficiency and good acceleration, while delivering agility on congested roads."
According to Nissan, central to Datsun's philosophy is the principle that the cars' development and refinement are to be carried out by the engineers in the region "following a careful study of the needs, lifestyle and driving patterns of local customers" and using the same processes and practices to meet Nissan's global technical standards.
Like the Go, the Go+ will be produced and sold in the Indonesian market with both models going on sale in 2014.
Do you think Nissan Motor Company's reported return to the Philippine market this year is a precursor to the arrival of the Datsun brand--and models--in the country?