IAB Render – The Datsun K2 will be the first Datsun in India

Posted on: Jul 2, 2013 - 5:14pm IST

Datsun will be relaunched on July 15 in India with the sole aim of selling affordable motoring to the Indians, Indonesians, Russians and the South Africans. In India, they’ll launch a small car based on the Nissan Micra first. It will be shown on July 15, while the official sales may only commence in 2014. For now, we’ll call it by its codename, the Datsun K2.

Datsun K2 rendering

This is another one of Shoeb’s (our design artist) drawings, based on the official sketches released yesterday.

As you can see, Datsun, whose brand value may not be as strong as Nissan, will be stylish nonetheless. According the official sketch, the car would lose out on features such as body colored ORVMs and door handles, and movable rear headrests but we’ll have to see the car before we can confirm anything.

2013 Nissan Micra front three quarter
Check out the haunch at the rear, identical to the Nissan Micra!

Another interesting design element we noticed is towards the rear. There seems to be a haunch where the taillamp starts and this is something you notice on the Nissan Micra also. The rear windows do not feature any quarter glass, which is a sign of cost cutting, but do not impact the looks or the performance of the car.

Datsun First Car K2 Official Sketch

Overall the first Datsun does look promising. But what will the interiors be like? It is very likely that the gearbox and the parking brake would be moved to the center console, thus liberating room for an additional passenger on short journeys.

The Datsun K2 is expected with a starting price of about 3.5 lakhs. It will play in a segment dominated by the Hyundai i10, Chevrolet Beat and Maruti Wagon R.

Stay tuned to Indian Autos Blog for more updates on the relaunch of the Datsun brand.

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3 thoughts on “IAB Render – The Datsun K2 will be the first Datsun in India

  1. Saniel D almeida says:

    K2 looks like micra with sheet changes like nice overhang at rear door and bonnet meeting european safety norms minus rear quarter glass. hard to believe that it will seat 3 at front !!! a smaller 3 cylinder diesel would have been a wise step from Datsun to rebuild the brand and set a benchmark to other low cost brands.

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  2. ryjas says:

    looks like Dacia Sandero not Micra

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  3. sandy says:

    Thanks to Shoeb. For starter the DatsunK2 looks promising in terms of looks and stance. I would like to know the difference between cheaper Micra which is still undergoing test and K2 in their offering.

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