Datsun, a brand of Nissan Motor Corporation, launched its first Datsun car for the Indonesian market, the Datsun GO+, at its new plant in Purwakarta, West Java, Indonesia.
At the inauguration of the new plant, Nissan Motor Indonesia also announced that its participation in the Low Cost Green Car has been authorized by the government. Following the requirements of the initiative, the official name of the Datsun brand will be Datsun Nusantara, with Datsun GO+ Panca as the new model’s official name.
The word “Panca” is derived from global naming of Datsun GO – GO may be translated as “five” in Japanese and Panca also meaning “five” in Bahasa Indonesia. The “+” in the name Datsun GO+ is reflective of the extra space in the third row for either passengers or luggage which allows the 5+2 MPV to accommodate two extra occupants.
Datsun GO+ Panca is the first of its kind in terms of price and value in the Indonesian family car market, and in the LCGC. Indonesian customers can start placing orders today for the new car, with first deliveries scheduled from June.
The five-door, 5+2 MPV Datsun GO+ Panca is powered by a 1.2-liter, 68-horsepower engine paired with a five-speed manual transmission. Starting at 85 million IDR on the road Jakarta, Datsun GO+ Panca will revolutionize the segment with best-in-class roominess, being the only model to offer a spacious and flexible three-row interior at this price.