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Nissan begins shipping of Datsun GO, GO+ with CVT to S Africa

Nissan begins shipping of Datsun GO, GO+ with CVT to S Africa Chennai, Nov 8 (PTI) Japan-headquartered Nissan on Fridaysaid it has commenced shipment of Datsun GO and GO+ withcontinuously variable transmission (CVT) to South Africa fromthe plant near here.

Nissan India announced the start of export of Datsun GOCVT and GO+ CVT (continuously variable transmission) to SouthAfrica from its alliance manufacturing facility - RenaultNissan Alliance India Pvt Ltd.

'The milestone confirms Nissan's position as a majorcontributor to 'Make in India' programme encouraging localproduction and investment,' a company statement said.

Since beginning operations in India in 2010, Nissan hasshipped over 8.80 lakh cars making the Chennai unit a majorhub for overseas markets.

'Our recently introduced Datsun GO and GO+ equipped withCVT have been receiving positive response from customers inIndia. Now, we are proud to export these versions to SouthAfrica', RNAIPL managing director and CEO Biju Balendransaid.

Exports form a key strategic pillar of India operationsand it is a firm affirmation of Nissan's commitment towardsbuilding India as one of key manufacturing hubs globally, hesaid.

The Datsun GO and GO+ with CVT are high on technology andoffer better control on road. Both models offer smoothshifting of gears, better city, highway and hill driving.

It also includes a sports mode, yet another first for mostCVT offerings in this segment, the statement added. PTI VIJVIJNVG NVG