• Deliveries will commence from 10 October.
• Datsun has upped the ante of the GO brand with many added features and much needed cosmetic updates.
Datsun India will be showcasing the new and updated GO and GO Plus in India tomorrow. With probable price announcement as well, the deliveries are supposed to commence on 10 October. Bookings are already open and you can book one across all dealerships for a booking amount of Rs 11,000.
So far, we know that the GO hatchback and its mini-estate version will be available across five trim levels and will debut two new body colours – Amber Orange and Sunstone Brown – respectively. Appearance wise, the subtle changes on the redesigned bumper include vertical LED daytime running strips integrated into the blacked-out insert. The grille has been slightly tweaked and the overall appearance looks a lot more appealing than before. The rear bumper also gets subtle changes to keep things fresh. Additionally, both cars will be offered with 14-inch alloy wheels for the first time.
However, the most important and much needed update comes on the inside. The entire dashboard has been restyled with the centre console debuting a 6.75-inch touchscreen infotainment system in this pair of cars. This system will be compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Also new is the instrument cluster, a proper glove box this time as opposed to the open one on the previous model, and a conventional handbrake lever between the seats. The feature list will see new additions in terms of power windows, electric mirror adjusts, rear parking sensors, dual front airbags, and rear window wipers. Most of the standard safety features will bring the GO on par with its rivals.
Under the skin, things will certainly remain unchanged. The 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol motor which puts out 67bhp and 104Nm will come mated to the five-speed manual transmission. Although the duo gets a CVT transmission in international markets, we can expect an AMT in India but that will happen sometime later.
Launching just ahead of the festive season, the Datsun GO and GO Plus will demand a slightly higher premium compared to the older model owing to the added features. According to reports, the price tag will see a bump of Rs 25,000-30,000 over the outgoing model. Stay tuned for further details.