One of the most awaited cars of recent times, the Datsun Go, will make its entry in the Indian automobile market tomorrow, March 19th. Datsun, a part of Nissan was discontinued globally in 1981 and with the launch of Go, the brand will mark its re-introduction with a special Made-for-India car. Go is the brand's bet to attract the country's first-time car buyers. Even as the company has positioned the Go in the sub-four lakh segment, pitting it against the Maruti Alto K10, Hyundai Eon and Chevrolet Spark, the car also aims to wean buyers off the pricier compact car segment which includes the Hyundai i10 and Maruti Wagon R.
SEE ALSO: Datsun Go First Drive
The Datsun GO is powered by a three-cylinder 1.2 litre petrol engine that produces 67 bhp of power and 104Nm of torque. This mill is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. Though this engine is the same one powering the Nissan Micra, Datsun claims that they have worked on it for better low-end response and drivability. And as per Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), the hatch delivers a good 20.6 kmpl of fuel efficiency.
The car will be offered in three variants namely- 'D', 'A' and 'T'. And for keeping an attractive entry price, the company has decided to offer the base variant without AC and power steering, though this decision is more of a promotional strategy. Go's entry price of INR 3 lakh is a shade higher than its market rivals.
The cost-cutting measures on the car includes a single wiper, no glove box and absence of power windows in the rear. Even on the top-end variant, of the car won't come with safety features like ABS and Airbags.
SEE ALSO: Datsun Go Quick Look (Video)
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