Datsun India has updated the GO nameplate in India after the hatchback and its mini-estate version was on sale in the country since 2014. The duo now gets a much needed cosmetic update but the most important change is the enhancement of the features list. Datsun says there are no less than 26 new features in both the car with the update. So let us take a detailed look at the two Datsun in our picture gallery.
The GO/GO Plus now gets a new fascia which is seen in the revised front bumper. The slightly more aggressive bumper now has a vertical LED day-time-running lights strip integrated into the black insert.
The grille is also revised with redesigned mesh and the overall appearance looks a lot more appealing than before. The overall profile remains unchanged both in the GO and GO Plus.
But the newest addition is the 14-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels which are an important part of the update. Also debuting are two body colours – Amber Orange and Sunstone Brown – for GO and GO Plus respectively.
At the rear, the bumper is tweaked to keep things fresh. The ground clearance of 180mm is one of the best in the Indian car market. Also, the dimensions are unchanged compared to the outgoing model.
However, Datsun claims to have increased the body integrity for added safety. This has added almost 150 kilograms of weight to both the cars relative lightweight construction.
But the most prominent changes comes on the inside. The centre console will stack a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system which is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The dashboard is thoroughly revised with a new instrument cluster, proper glove box, and a conventional handbrake lever between the seats. There are carbon-fibre-like texture all-around the cabin.
The steering wheel gets a faux aluminium insert. Overall, there are improved quality materials seen inside. The boot space of 265litres/347litres is retained in both the cars respectively.
The feature list sees new additions in terms of power windows, electric mirror adjusts, rear parking sensors, dual front airbags, and rear window wipers. The two Datsuns now also offers ABS with EBD and brake assist.
Under the skin, the powertrain of the duo is the same 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol motor producing 67bhp and 104Nm which comes mated to the five-speed manual transmission. The fuel efficiency of 19.3kmpl is claimed by the carmaker.
Deliveries for the duo will commence tomorrow after the official price is announced. Due to the added features, we expect the price tag to go up by at least Rs 30,000 compared to the outgoing cars.
Arriving just ahead of the Indian festive season, the updated Datsun duo expects to bring in the much-needed sales numbers for the Japanese carmaker in the high-volume segment