The country has seen increase in sales for the past couple of months after going through turbulent years. The sales have been on the brighter side based on various factors such as excise duty cut, launch of new models and upcoming government budget. Though the figures haven’t been too impressive, the market always looks good when the figures are in green.
Nissan India recorded a major sale hike in June with an increase of a mammoth 48%. Nissan India sold 4362 units the previous month when compared to 2949 pieces in June 2013. The product that stole the show was none other than the the Datsun GO and it is not the first time that the vehicle has churned massive profits for its parent company. The numbers are even bigger in May as sales exploded by a whooping 141% with 2000 buyers dedicating their love for the GO alone. Nissan sold 1097 units of the GO in June, taking the overall figure to 5780 units in the first quarter of this fiscal year.
The Datsun GO is equipped with a three-cylinder 1.2-litre petrol engine; the output from the mill being 68 BHP and 104 Nm. This entry-level vehicle is coupled to a 5-speed gearbox and offers a fuel efficiency of 20.6 km/l. Diesel heads can keep their fingers crossed as Nissan may launch a diesel variant of this car in the future. The Datsun GO is currently priced between Rs. 3.1 to 3.6 lakhs (ex-showroom).
With the success of the Datsun GO, Nissan is quite optimistic on its new facelifted Sunny. The sedan runs on two powertrains fuelled by both petrol and diesel with engine capacity of 1.5-litres. The petrol engine pumps out 99 BHP and 97 BHP respectively on automatic and manual variants while the diesel churns out 84 BHP.