Datsun GO components will soon be shipped from India by Nissan Motor India Private Limited (NMIPL), to other countries where the brand is slated to be launched. “We will be exporting Datsun GO components to Indonesia by the end of this year followed by Russia and South Africa. Within a couple of years the Datsun GO+ will be rolling out in Indonesia for which we have a plan to export the major components for the vehicle from India,” Kenichiro Yomura, managing director and CEO, NMIPL told Auto Components India.

Nissan Motor India has already been exporting  number of child parts, engine and body parts to overseas markets, where Micra and Sunny are manufactured. Datsun GO

Currently, Nissan India exports cars to more than 100 countries and there are many components that are also exported from India regularly to 14 countries including Brazil, Mexico, UK and the US.


The Datsun nameplate was discontinued by the Japanese car maker in 1981 but is now being revived for rapidly-growing economies as a brand below Nissan. The Go, which is priced at Rs 3.12 lakh (Ex-showroom Chennai), has higher level of local content. For Datsun GO more than 100 local companies have supplied components and parts, which are expected to be scaled up in the coming years.


Chikuya Takada, head – Product Planning, NNMIPL said, “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. After working for the Datsun project we realised that India has huge potential in terms of product development and has immense engineering capability. Our engineers in Renault Nissan Technology Business Centre Pvt Ltd have done a wonderful job by bringing a highly localised product with the help of local engineering capabilities.”

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