Saar: Ex-showroom prices for the hatchback and the compact MPV fall between Rs 3.29 – 4.89 lakh and Rs 3.83 – 5.69 lakh respectively.
Datsun India has launched refreshed iterations of its Go and Go+ models. While the former is priced between Rs 3.29 – 4.89 lakh, the latter costs between Rs 3.83 – 5.69 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom Delhi). As per the carmaker, the mid-life updates for the Go siblings feature 28 new features and 100+ upgrades when compared to their older versions. The company also said it will start the deliveries of the duo to all the customers who had pre-booked either of the models. Here’s the variant-wise price list:
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|
So, what’s new? Both models get revised styling inside and out and get way more features than before. On the outside, they feature reprofiled headlamps, tweaked front and rear bumpers, LED DRLs and a restyled front grille. The fully-loaded trim will bring 14-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors and a rear wiper with washer. Datsun has also introduced two new additional colours, Amber Orange and Sun Stone Brown, for the Go and Go+ models respectively.
It is inside the cabin where the refreshed models really have upped their game. The revamped dashboard layout now houses a revised instrument cluster, newly designed AC vents, a proper glove box and a touchscreen infotainment system. Speaking of which, both models will get a 7.0-inch touchscreen display with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and voice recognition.
The split bench-type seating in the front has been ditched in favour of two separate seats. Other newly added features include rear power windows and electrically adjustable ORVMs. The safety quotient has also enhanced as all variants of the refreshed Go and Go+ models get a driver’s side airbag and ABS as standard. The passenger side airbag is available only in the range-topping trims.
Unsurprisingly, there are no mechanical changes to report. Both models are powered by a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine that produces 68PS/104Nm and comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Based on customer inputs, Datsun India might introduce an AMT option in the future.
As for the rivals, the Datsun Go will lock horns with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Tata Tiago and the upcoming Hyundai Santro. The Datsun Go+, on the other hand, has no direct competitors in the Indian market as currently, it is the only seven-seater in this price range.