As reported by kompas.com, an unidentified manufacturing component supplier who met NMI representatives on Wednesday at a regional meeting in Jakarta announced that the company stated that it would stop the development of the Datsun Go and Go+ models at Plant 2.
"During the briefing, we were all asked to turn off our mobile. Then[ the firm] announced in January 2020 that it would stop production, "the source told kompas.com.
The source said Datsun would continue its activities after the closure, according to NMI's report, but it would have to rely solely on the remaining car models.
"We depend on Livina and Thailand's imports," said the source.
Production Ministry Maritime Market, Transportation and Defense Equipment Director-General Putu Juli Ardika announced the impending decline in the production of Datsun's vehicle, saying NMI had submitted a report to the ministry stating that Datsun would be pivoting towards the component production.
"Because of subpar results, Nissan will shut down Datsun Go and Go+ production in January 2020," Putu said Friday. "The company plans to focus on locating the main Livina and Xpander engine components. Previously, the modules are assembled in Japan. They also aim to develop electrification technology. "The Indonesian Automotive Manufacturers ' Association (Gaikindo) has noted that Datsun only sold 2,388 cars in 2018 –a comparatively small amount taking into account that sales in the low-cost green car section that Datsun competes primarily in surpassed 200,000 cars in the same year.
Datsun has been unable to recover since it sold only 1,862 cars this year between January and September.
Datsun, which started production in 1931, came to a temporary halt in 1986. Japanese car giant Nissan revived Datsun for use in Indonesia, South Africa, India and Russia in 2012 as a low-cost car brand. Datsun eventually expanded to more markets under Nissan's stewardship, including Kazakhstan in 2015 and Belarus and Lebanon in 2016.
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