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In Pictures: Remember Datsun? They're back (In India)

The Datsun GO will be sold starting on March 19, exactly 100 years after the Japanese company sold their first cars

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Datsun's GO concept car

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The company’s cars were first sold in Japan 100 years ago. The Japanese auto maker was then known as DAT-GO (the DAT-car). In Japanese, DAT means “lightning fast,” and it also refers to the three financiers who supported the business then.

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Datsun sold more than 20,000,000 vehicles in 190 counties.

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The company will expand to markets in Russia, Indonesia and South Africa later in 2014.

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The Datsun GO production model will be sold in India starting on March 19, 2014.

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The five-door hatchback seats five.

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It has a 1.2-litre engine and a 5-speed manual transmission.

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The extended front seats make it easy to slide across in tight parking situations, claims Datsun.

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A smartphone mount on the dashboard lets you plug into two door speakers.

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Datsun GO concept car

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Datsun GO concept car

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Datsun GO concept car

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Datsun GO concept car

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Datsun GO concept car

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Datsun GO concept car

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