Russia – Datsun mi-DO teased ahead of tomorrow’s Moscow show debut


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Second Datsun model for Russia.

The Datsun mi-DO hatchback, which is all set to make its premiere at the Moscow International Auto Salon 2014 tomorrow (August 27), has been teased.

Datsun mi-DO teaser
The mi-DO sports sleek headlamps.

The teaser shows the grille, bonnet and headlamps partially. While the front fascia can be instantly recognized as a Datsun, the headlamps and bonnet have a sleeker appeal to them compared to the Datsun on-DO sedan. Previous spyshots fully revealed the hatchback.

Both cars are rebadged Ladas. While the on-Do derived its roots from the Lada Granta, the mi-DO is based on the Lada Kalina. The Datsun duo are made at AvtoVAZ’s Tolyatti plant which also manufactures the donor models.

Datsun mi-DO teaser image
The mi-DO is expected to go on sale in Russia later this year.

The mi-DO which has been spotted testing in Russia several times is expected to borrow its powertrain options from its sedan sibling. The 1.6-litre petrol engine is capable of 87 PS (85.3 bhp) and is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.

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Datsun is also working on a third model for Russia which is basically a mi-DO with a rough road package.

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