Datsun has given two much popular cars to the Indian markets. First is the GO, an entry-level hatchback with decent features for its segment. On the other hand is the GO+, which is the cheapest 7-seater. We expect the facelift of 2018 Datsun GO and GO+ to launch in India by September 2018. Read to know more details.
The popular entry-level cars, Datsun GO and Datsun GO+ were launched 4 years back. Back then, both the cars had decent segment first features. However, they have not received any facelift since their launch. Recently, the facelift versions of both the cars were launched in Indonesia. Both the cars receive heavy upgrades in the features list, exteriors, interiors and the engine. Features on the exterior include a new bumper, an upgraded hexagonal grille and new vertically stacked LED DRLs. Other features include a new 6.75 Inch touchscreen infotainment screen, Driver’s side airbags, A new mobile docking system with Bluetooth connectivity, Front and Rear power windows and a Rear wiper and washer. Speculations are there that both the cars might receive a CVT gearbox, which also came in the Indonesian version. We expect the price to be a bit higher starting from Rs 4 Lakhs to Rs 7 Lakhs (ex-showroom).
2018 Datsun GO and GO+ Launch Date:
Datsun GO and GO+ have been revealed for the Indonesian markets. According to the latest news, the cars are expected to come to India by September 2018.
2018 Datsun GO and GO+ Pricing:
|Datsun GO||4 Lakhs|
|Datsun GO+||Rs 4.5 Lakhs|
Considering the added features, the CVT gearbox and cosmetic changes, the price range of GO and GO+ is expected to rise. According to the Indonesian version, 2018 Datsun GO is priced starting from Rs 4.90 Lakhs and GO+ is priced starting from Rs 5.34 Lakhs (both ex-showroom). The Indian version of the hatchback is expected to start from Rs 4 Lakhs and the MPV is expected to start from Rs 4.5 Lakhs.
2018 Datsun GO and GO+ Design:
On the exterior, and GO+ receive a new bumper, an upgraded hexagonal grille and new vertically stacked LED DRLs. GO and GO+ copy some of the elements from the GO Cross. It also gets Electric ORVMs with turn indicators, a rear wiper with washer, rear spoiler and an external lock system. The new 14-inch alloys also look better than the old ones. Datsun also offers front splitter, rear defuser and side skirts as an option. Moreover, the GO and GO+ look different for a change.
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2018 Datsun GO and GO+ Interiors:
In the interiors, GO and GO+ receive a new instrument cluster with a redesigned all-black dashboard. Also, they get a new 6.75-inch touch infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, which was pending for a long time. Other added features on the cars include added rear power windows, power steering, a new mobile docking system and a USB port for charging. Also, the rectangular AC vents of the car replace the circular AC vents. In terms of safety, both the cars get driver’s side airbags and auto headlamps.
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2018 Datsun GO and GO+ Engine And Transmission:
Currently, GO and GO+ run on a 1.2 Litre 3-cylinder engine that produces 78 BHP worth power and 104 Nm worth torque. The CVT variant produces 68 BHP worth power and 104 Nm worth torque. Currently, both the cars are mated to a five-speed manual transmission. Both the cars deliver a claimed mileage of 20.61 KMPL.
1200 CC 3-cylinder
78 BHP/68 BHP (CVT)
|Max Torque||104 Nm|
2018 Datsun GO and GO+ Features:
GO and GO+ get some added features, which were lacking compared to the competition. Currently, the car comes with airbags, digital tachometer, follow me headlamps and gear shift indicators. Following are the features of facelift versions of both the cars:
- 6.75 Inch touchscreen infotainment screen
- Driver’s side airbags
- A new mobile docking system
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Rectangular AC vents
- Front and Rear power windows
- Rear wiper and washer
- Rear large spoilers
- Automatic Headlamps
- USB Port for charging
- Electric ORVMs
- Power steering as a standard fitting
2018 Datsun GO and GO+ Competition:
GO is an entry-level car and it competes with Hyundai Eon and Maruti Suzuki Alto. On the other hand, GO+ is a five-seater car with MUV looks and a very big boot space. So it does not have any direct competition as of now, but it indirectly competes with GO’s competitors.
2018 Datsun GO and GO+ Specifications:
Datsun GO and GO+
|Launch Date||September 2018|
Rs 5 Lakhs to Rs 7 Lakhs
1.2 Litre 3-cylinder
5-speed MT/AMT (expected)
New 6.75 Inch touchscreen infotainment screen, A new mobile docking system with Bluetooth connectivity, Front and Rear power windows and a Rear wiper and washer.
Passenger and driver’s side airbags and ABS
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