Being in the country since 2014, Datsun realized that this is the right moment to give a life cycle update to the Go hatchback and Go+ MPV, though the car received some tweaks during the time as well. The new Datsun GO and Datsun GO+ are offered in five variants - D, A, A(O), T and T (O). How about you continue reading find out what are the top features of these two updated models.
Both the model received many changes to its exterior. The front has been redesigned with the new grille that gets bigger honeycomb mesh, LED daytime running lights that you find on the range-topping variant of the models. Take a look though the sides and you will notice that the ride has been inched-up with 14 inchers. The rear end gets a new bumper and a windscreen wiper has also been added. Both, the new Datsun GO features a new orange exterior colour, while the new Datsun GO+ features a brown paint.
More changes are reserved on the inside of the models with the changes made to its dash layout, where the AC vents have been reworked and instead and open glove now gets a lid, to keep your stuff out of the easy reach of the unknowns. The instrument cluster has been added with a tachometer and the centre console boasts of a new 7 inch touchscreen info system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. While the earlier version used to have a bench-like seat at the front and now has been replaced with individual seats that make some space to place the hand brakes in between. The higher variants are also offered with electrically adjustable ORVMs and with the addition of the all power window feature does gives a sense of comfort to the rear row passengers.
More on safety
Just like the interior’s feature list has been revamped, so are the safety equipments. Datsun claims that both the new models now meets latest crash test norms. The new Datsun GO and Datsun GO+ features dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and rear parking sensors as standard fitments across both the model line-up. With these safety feature packing, the updated GO and GO+ surely takes up with its rivals like the Maruti Suzuki Celerio and Tata Tiago.
There are no changes to its mechanics and the engine comes packed with the same 1.2-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine that produces 67bhp of power and 104Nm of torque, where the transmission duties are carried out by a 5-speed manual. Though, in the international market, Datsun offers an automatic variant as well, but as of now there are no such details surfaced.
The new Datsun Go’s price starts from Rs 3.29 lakh and goes up to a range of Rs 4.29 lakh, while the Datsun GO+ price starts with a tag Rs 3.83 and the top-spec variant is priced at Rs 5.69. Datsun has priced the models very attractively. Datsun has priced the top-spec variants quite high, compared to the outgoing models, but, it is acceptable given that the models also come loaded with features.