- Datsun Go and Datsun GO+ automatic variants will be revealed this month.
- Go and Go+ automatic variants to be launched in October 2019.
- It will get a CVT, same as the one on the Micra.
Datsun is scheduled to unveil automatic variants of the GO and GO+ soon. This move is being made as more and more customers in cities are switching their preference to an automatic transmission.
The automatic variants of the GO and GO+ are expected to get a CVT transmission, which is the same transmission fitted to the Micra. This will be a good fit for the GO twins, as they run the same engine that the Micra does. However, the transmission will be recalibrated for the different characteristics of the Datsuns – namely, lighter kerb weight and lower rev limit for the engine. The power and torque figures for the 1.2-liter three-cylinder petrol engine is 67bhp and 104Nm. The cars are currently available with a five-speed manual transmission. They will also probably get badging and a few cosmetic additions to distinguish them from their manual gearbox fitted siblings.
The GO and GO+ automatics are expected to be unveiled later this month, and launch will follow in October, which will allow them to ride on the wave of festival purchases. The GO and GO+ compete at the budget end of the car market, with models like the Hyundai Santro, Renault Kwid, and Maruti Suzuki Alto K10.