2018 Datsun GO And GO+ Facelift Variants Revealed – What To Expect In The Indian Version

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Datsun Indonesia has launched the Datsun GO and Datsun GO+ Facelift versions. Both the cars get many exterior and interior upgrades with a new CVT gearbox in the GO. However, it is unlikely to get a CVT gearbox in the Indian version. Both the variants are expected to launch in India by end of 2018 or early 2019. 

Datsun GO and GO+ have been spied a lot of times. Recently, Datsun revealed the facelift versions of GO and GO+ in Indonesia. Both the cars get some exterior and interior updates with some upgraded features. Most importantly, GO receives an optional CVT gearbox with a five-speed manual transmission. However, the Indian version might not get the CVT gearbox. Highlights of the facelift version include a sportier bumper, new vertically stacked LED DRLs, 14-inch double-spoke alloy wheels and a wiper with a washer at the rear. Both the cars will run on the current 1.2 Litre 3-cylinder engine and would not get any mechanical updates.

Datsun GO

Launch Date: 

Launch Date
End of 2018 or Early 2019

Datsun GO and GO+ have been revealed for the Indonesian markets. Currently, there are no plans or any reports regarding the possible launch date in India. However, it is expected to come to India by end of 2018 or early 2019.

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Pricing:

Prices (ex-showroom)
Datsun GO 4.9 Lakhs
Datsun GO+ 5.34 Lakhs

Considering the added features, the CVT gearbox and cosmetic changes, the price range of Datsun 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).

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Design:

Datsun GO

On the exterior, Datsun GO 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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Interiors: 

Datsun GO

In the interiors, Datsun 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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Engine And Transmission:

Currently, Datsun 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.

Engine
1200 CC 3-cylinder
Max Power
78 BHP/68 BHP (CVT)
Max Torque 104 Nm
Mileage 20.61 KMPL

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Features:

Datsun GO

Datsun 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:

  1. 6.75 Inch touchscreen infotainment screen
  2. Driver’s side airbags
  3. A new mobile docking system
  4. Bluetooth connectivity
  5. Rectangular AC vents
  6. Front and Rear power windows
  7. Rear wiper and washer
  8. Rear large spoilers
  9. Automatic Headlamps
  10. USB Port for charging
  11. Electric ORVMs
  12. Power steering as a standard fitting

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Competition:

Datsun 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.

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