Saar: Both models are available in five trim levels and all are offered with just one engine-transmission combination.
Datsun India launched the mid-life updates of the Go and Go+ models yesterday. As has become the norms there days, both models come with an introductory price list. While the hatchback’s prices fall between Rs 3.29 – 4.89 lakh, the compact MPV will cost you between Rs 3.83 – 5.69 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom Delhi). Both models are available in five trim levels and all are offered with just one engine-transmission combination. Before we get to the numbers game, let’s look at the price list first:
Datsun Go And Go+ Introductory Prices (Ex-showroom Delhi)
|D||Rs 3.29 Lakh||Rs 3.83 Lakh|
|A||Rs 3.99 Lakh||Rs 4.53 Lakh|
|A (O)||Rs 4.29 Lakh||Rs 5.05 Lakh|
|T||Rs 4.49 Lakh||Rs 5.30 Lakh|
|T (O)||Rs 4.89 Lakh||Rs 5.69 Lakh|
Under the hood, the Go siblings house a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder, petrol engine that puts out 68PS of power and 104Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission which routes the power to the front wheels only. As per Datsun, both models can return a mileage of 19.83kmpl.
As for the exterior colour options, the cars are available in Ruby Red, Bronze Grey, Crystal Silver, Opal White, Amber Orange (Go only) and Sun Stone Brown (Go+ only). In India, the Datsun Go competes with the likes of the Tata Tiago, Maruti Suzuki Celerio and the upcoming Hyundai Santro. The Datsun Go+, on the other hand, currently doesn’t have a direct competitor and has the segment to its own.
With those standard specifications out of the way, let’s get to the trim-wise list of features. It will be absurd to mention all the features in every trim. Hence, we’ll be mentioning only those which can act as potential deal makers or breakers.
Trim – D
Here’s the list of main features that both the models get in their entry-level trim:
- Central locking
- Rear parking sensors
- Dual airbags
- ABS + EBD with BA
- Black OVRMs and door handles
- Roof antenna
- Fabric seat upholstery
- Digital Tachometer
- Front power windows
- Power outlet
- Follow-me-home headlamps
Full marks to Datsun for giving basic safety gizmos right from the entry-level trim. However, it must be noted that there is no music system, no AC, no power steering and the rear power windows are missing. Our suggestion would be to start looking at Go or Go+ models from the second-to-base trim.
Trim – A
The price difference between the D and A trims is Rs 70,000. For that, all you get is an electric power steering and electrically adjustable ORVMs. Buying a car without a power steering these days is a complete no. But to pay a steep amount just for a couple of additions, albeit quite valuable, doesn’t quite add up. And let’s just point it out again – you still don’t get an AC. We would skip buying both models in this trim.
Trim – A (O)
The jump from A to A (O) trim for the Datsun Go and Go+ would cost Rs 30,000 and Rs 52,000 respectively. So, what are you paying the extra amount for? You get keyless entry, body-coloured ORVMs, manual AC with heater, rear power windows and all four power windows control on the driver’s side. Ideally, this is the trim where you should start considering either of these models.
Trim – T
The difference in prices between the A (O) and T trims of the Datsun Go and Go+ is Rs 20,000 and Rs 25,000 respectively. The extra amount gets you additional features like body-coloured door handles, dual-tone wheel covers, an analogue tachometer, a digital clock, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, voice recognition, two speakers and HD video playback. Is the extra amount worth it? Yes.
Trim – T (O)
You’ll have to spend nearly Rs 40,000 over and above the price of the T to land either of the models in their range-topping trim. For the extra money, you get LED DRLs, 14-inch alloy wheels and a rear wiper with washer. Should you go the extra mile to spend the extra amount for this trim? Well, let’s put it this way – apart from the convenience of the rear wiper with washer, both other features are cosmetic updates.