It is today that the first Datsun vehicles sold in the 21st century will be delivered to customers in India.

Nissan said the Datsun GO fulfills a promise made two years ago to bring back the brand that made car ownership mainstream in Japan and numerous other countries, and now returns as the brand of choice for the risers in today’s high-growth markets.

The first 21st century Datsun customers will be in India and will be taking to the roads in their new Datsun GO exactly one hundred years after the launch of the first ever DAT car, in Japan.

Over that century, Nissan stated Datsun went on to sell more than 20 million vehicles in 190 countries.

The keys to the first batch of new Datsun will be handed over at celebration events planned for March 19 and March 20 in the Indian cities of Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata.

Nissan explained the Datsun GO will be offered through a network of over 120 Datsun dealer across the country. Detailed pricing will be announced as the first units are delivered.

As disclosed earlier, Nissan Motor Private India Limited will distribute Datsun vehicles in India.

New Datsun models will be introduced in Indonesia, Russia and South Africa later this year, with other countries to follow in 2015.