Datsun has updated the Go and Go+ for the Indian car market at a starting price of Rs 3.29 lakhs and Rs 3.95 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) respectively. These are mid-life updates for the hatchback and compact seven-seater and sees them get cosmetic updates both on the inside and outside. We’ve driven both the cars and you can read about that here.
What’s good about it?
Both cars have finally got the updates that were long overdue to make them competitive in the segment. This includes rear power windows, touchscreen infotainment system, alloy wheels, dual front airbags and ABS with EBD. The new colour schemes have done well to brighten the appearance of the cars with our particular favourites being the orange for the Go and copper brown for the Go+
What’s not so good?
Our first drive review has revealed that both vehicles have gained nearly a 100kgs in weight and this is likely to affect the driving dynamics as compared to the outgoing models. However, the 100kgs has come thanks to added crash safety structures and this is a worthy price to pay for safety of the occupants. Then there is also the fact that the third row in the Go Plus is best suited to children or for very (very) short journeys due to its cramped dimensions. Lastly, there is no AT option but we suspect this will come at a later date as a planned update and will be the same AMT or as Datsun calls it Smart Auto Drive.
Best variant to buy?
Datsun Go and Go+ T
1.2-litre petrol three-cylinder
Did you know?
The Datsun Go was the first product to be launched when the brand was revived by the Renault-Nissan alliance in 2013. It was developed specifically for India.