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Nissan has announced that it has opened bookings for the Datsun GO+ Panca MPV in Indonesia, with the first deliveries of the first 5+2 seater in the Low Cost Green Car (LCGC) programmme scheduled to begin in June.

The vehicle, the first Datsun brand model for the Indonesian market, was launched during the inauguration of the automaker’s new plant in Purwakarta, West Java, last week. It was also announced at the event that the official name of the Datsun brand in Indonesia will be Datsun Nusantara.

The Panca suffix, meanwhile, is derived from the global naming of the Datsun GO – the GO name can be translated as “five” in Japanese, and Panca also means “five” in Bahasa Indonesia. The MPV is powered by a 68 hp 1.2 litre engine, paired with a five-speed manual transmission.

The GO+ Panca will be available in three grades and derivatives, with five exterior colours to pick from. Pricing starts from Indonesian Rupiah 85 million (RM23,885) for the baseline model to 103 million (RM28,950) for the range-topping variant. The vehicle will initially go on sale at 39 dealerships, primarily around Jakarta, but will be available at 95 dealerships nationwide by the end of the fiscal year.