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Nissan compact-SUV in India could be Datsun badged

Nissan compact-SUV in India could be Datsun badged
Parichay Malvankar
Written by Parichay Malvankar

Compact-SUV segment in India is growing at a fast pace, and even Nissan is soon planning to enter this space with a sub-Terrano SUV. However, the brand is planning to badge the compact-SUV under the budget brand Datsun, and not Nissan.

The new compact-SUV is reported to make use of a modified version of the V platform which also underpins the Datsun Go & Go+.

Also, this new compact-SUV will be the first Datsun badged product which will sport a diesel motor. Nissan is most likely to plonk the 1.5L K9K diesel engine in this model.

Although launch details and global release dates are not known, a 2016 unveiling is likely.

In 2015, Datsun will launch the Go+ compact-MPV and the Redi-Go hatchback in India.

Source – CarToq