Nissan India announced the start of exports of the Datsun GO CVT & GO+ CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) to South Africa from its alliance plant, Renault Nissan Alliance India Pvt. Ltd (RNAIPL) in Oragadam, Chennai. The annual capacity of this plant is 4,80,000 units.
The milestone confirms Nissan’s position as a major contributor to ‘make in India’ the government’s multi-sector programme encouraging local production and investment. Since beginning operations in India in 2010, Nissan has exported over 880,000 cars from the country, establishing the plant as a major hub for overseas markets.
Commenting on the milestone, Biju Balendran, Managing Director & CEO, RNAIPL, said, “Our recently introduced Datsun GO & GO+ equipped with CVT have been receiving positive response from customers in India. Now, we are proud to export these versions to South Africa. Exports form a key strategic pillar of our India operations, helps grow the local economy and is a firm affirmation of Nissan’s commitment towards building India as one of its key manufacturing hubs globally.”
Nissan exports the Datsun GO & GO+ models to South Africa, Sub Saharan countries and Nepal.
The new Datsun GO & GO+ with CVT are high on technology and offer better control on road. Both models offer smoother shifting of gears and better city, highway and hill driving. It also includes a sports mode which is yet another first for the most affordable CVT offerings in the segment. This mode enhances the overall driving experience with more power during overtaking. Unlike other automatic transmission technologies, there is no lag while accelerating providing better control. With improved insulation, the Datsun GO CVT & GO+ CVT produce low engine noise in the cabin, even during high acceleration.
The interior design of Datsun GO & GO+ are fitted with a premium instrument panel, seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system equipped with voice recognition and Android Auto/Apple Car Play.