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Off-Line Chennai: Datsun a GO in India

Feb. 4 – Chennai, India  – The first Datsun GO rolled off the production line at the Renault Nissan Alliance plant in Oragadam, near Chennai, on Tuesday, heralding the introduction of the brand to the Indian market.

Datsun GO will be manufactured at the Oragadam plant, Chennai

Sales start in March, while production of the new Datsun GO was marked by a ceremony attended by local dignitaries, including Thiru. P. Thangamani, Minister for Industries, Government of Tamil Nadu, and Masanori Nakano, Consul General of Japan.

Speaking at the event, Toshiyuki Shiga, Vice-Chairman, Nissan Motor said: “This is a landmark day for all of us at Nissan Motor Corporation. It represents the culmination of several years of extremely hard work to return the Datsun brand to the market”.

Oragadam will be the first in the world to produce the new generation of Datsun models

Datsun GO premiered last July in Delhi, and is a modern five-door, five-seat hatchback conceived to offer accessible transport to aspirational, rising Indian families.

By building the car in Oragadam, Datsun benefits from the combined industry-leading expertise of the Renault Nissan Alliance, using the latest manufacturing, engineering and development processes, as well as a local supplier base, estimated at over 100 local companies.

Datsun Go will be produce to Nissan's global production and quality standards

“From day one, we knew that the key to the success of the Datsun brand was that the cars must be developed, engineered and manufactured locally. By working this way, we have a unique insight into customer needs which enables us to build a car that meets and even exceeds those expectations,” said Vincent Cobee, Global Head of Datsun.

Guests at the Datsun GO Offline Ceremony

Oragadam is the first factory in the world to start production of the new generation of Datsun models, and will be followed by local production in other markets such as Indonesia and Russia later this year.

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