Chandigarh, India (August 09, 2016)

The popularity of Datsun’s newest offering in India – Datsun redi-GO, the new urban-cross – continues to grow. Datsun delivered 500 redi-GOs to customers in significant markets of Haryana namely Ambala, Hissar, Rohtak and Panipat. The cars were delivered to the excited new owners during the special ceremonies held at the authorized dealerships of Nissan & Datsun in Haryana.

Datsun redi-GO, has made a splash in the entry-level car segment after its launch in early June this year. With its unique styling, outstanding performance, comprehensive safety package, and low cost of ownership, the Datsun redi-GO has been receiving accolades and turning heads across the country.

“I am delighted to see significant demand for the newly-launched Datsun redi-GO in Haryana. Haryana is an important market for us and it has a huge potential for entry level cars. Delivering 500 redi-GO vehicles in couple of months to customers in key cities of the state is a reflection of how well the brand is resonating with young India. We are delighted to deliver personal mobility to so many new car buyers,” said Arun Malhotra, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. “Our lively redi-GO is loaded with several best-in-class features and offers a great value proposition for the young and ambitious who are ready to take the next step in their lives.”

Datsun redi-GO has also created huge digital buzz around the brand, thanks to the innovative “Datsun redi-go app” which was introduced to keep customers and fans updated on the latest news about the car. So far over 3 lakh users have downloaded the app.

Datsun redi-GO is available across the 232 Nissan and Datsun sales & service touch-points in India. With 300 dealerships planned to be established throughout India in the near future, Datsun will be able to cover upto 90 per cent of current and prospective customers in the country and provide them with easy and immediate access to sales and aftersales services.

About Datsun

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced the return of the Datsun brand, Nissan's third global brand alongside Nissan and Infiniti, in March 2012. Datsun provides a sustainable motoring experience to optimistic up and-coming customers in high-growth markets. Datsun represents 80 years of accumulated Japanese car-making expertise and is an important part of Nissan's DNA. The new Datsun brand stands for Dream, Access and Trust. The overall Datsun customer offer includes a worry-free ownership experience at competitive cost, accessible services, with transparent pricing and dealership proximity. Datsun cars are on sale now in India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa.

Datsun History

Datsun originated in Japan as DAT-GO (the DAT-car) almost a century ago in 1914. The word DAT means ‘lightning-fast’ in Japanese but is also a reference to the first letters of family names of the three financiers who supported the business at the time: Den, Aoyama and Takeuchi. Using the same logic, it was promoted as Durable, Attractive and Trustworthy, or DAT for short.

In 1933, Nissan’s founding father Yoshisuke Aikawa took over the business with a vision of “mobility for all”. The introduction of a light-weight, economical yet resilient car to meet the aspirations of young Japanese people in the early 1930s was named the ‘son of DAT’ – Datson - which later changed to Datsun. Local engineering and mass-production made the founder’s dream a reality.

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2015, the company sold more than 5.4 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 12.19 trillion yen. Nissan engineers, manufactures and markets the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: ASEAN & Oceania; Africa, Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America and North America. Nissan has a global workforce of 247,500, and has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault under the Renault Nissan Alliance since March 1999.

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