Nissan stops production of Datsun cars in India


Production of the GO, GO+ and Redi-GO has ceased at the Chennai plant.

Nissan has pulled the plug on the Datsun brand in India. The move comes after the brand was discontinued from the Russian and Indonesian markets. It is a part of a broader plan to phase out the brand globally.

Nissan sold the GO, GO+ and the Redi-GO in India. While production of the GO and GO+ had been halted a while back, the carmaker has now ceased production of the Redi-GO as well.

That being said, Nissan will continue to offer aftersales service, spare parts and warranty support to existing customers.

The Datsun brand was revived as a low-cost sub-brand of Nissan in 2013. The brand’s first model – the GO hatchback, was launched in India in 2014. A year later, Datsun introduced the GO+ compact MPV, followed by the Redi-GO in 2016.

Around 2019, Nissan registered its lowest sales worldwide. This prompted the company to undertake a major restructuring plan, which included axing the struggling Datsun brand.


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