Datsun India has started the pre-bookings for the 2018 GO and GO+ facelifts at a token amount of Rs 11,000 across all authorized dealerships in the country. The company will launch the refreshed versions of the duo on October 9, 2018, while the deliveries would start a day later from October 10, 2018. Being available in 5 grades, the new Datsun GO and GO+ will come in two new additional exciting colours “Amber Orange” and “Sunstone Brown” respectively. In addition, it is also being learnt that Android Auto and Apple CarPlay will also debut with the facelifted version of GO and GO+.
Commenting on the announcement, Hardeep Singh Brar, Director Sales and Commercial, Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd., said, "The young consumers today are looking for a car which complements their lifestyle and embodies their expression. We are confident that the new Datsun GO and GO+ offers a complete package with attractive design, power and performance to our customers in India.” The 2018 Datsun GO and GO+ facelifts would flaunt restyled headlamps with daytime running lights (DRLs), while sporting a redesigned front bumper. The range-topping models will ride on 14-inch alloy wheels as compared to the ongoing model which comes with plastic wheel covers. The cabin would boast of a 6.75-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Datsun might have made a few structural updates as well to both the facelifted models in order to comply with the safety norms which come into effect from July 1, 2019. Safety features such as driver's side airbag, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), rear parking sensors, ELR-type seatbelts, seatbelt reminder for front occupants, and a speed alert system need to be standard across the entire variant range as per the new norms. Mechanically, the duo would continue to be powered by the 1.2L 3-cylinder petrol engine which generates top power of 67bhp at 5000rpm and peak torque of 104Nm at 4000rpm. Though, there is an CVT gearbox on offer in global markets but it is not expected to be available in India due to higher costs.