Nissan India has announced the price hike of the Datsun Go and Go+ hatchbacks on account of increasing costs with safety being one of the major updates.
Nissan India has announced a price hike on the Datsun Go and Go+ hatchbacks by 5% with effect from October 1. The carmaker says that this price hike comes in the face of increasing costs with better safety being one of the prime concerns. This increase in price is only for the petrol manual variants as Datsun would soon be launching a CVT gearbox in both the cars, but the prices of them have not been announced yet.
Datsun also hasn’t officially revealed the exact prices of the cars after the hike, only stating that it would go up by 5%. Currently, the Datsun GO ranges in the price bracket of Rs. 3.32 lakh, going up Rs. 5.17 lakh, and thus will see an increment in price by Rs. 16,600-26,000, depending on the variant. Similarly, the Datsun Go+ ranges in the price bracket of Rs. 3.86 lakh and Rs. 5.94 lakh, and will thus see an increment by Rs. 19,000 to ₹ 30,000, again depending on the variant.
Commenting on the hike, Rakesh Srivastava, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India said, “With safety at heart, Datsun is committed to offering accessible and value-for-money products powered by Japanese engineering. Owing to increase in multiple costs, we are making a planned price increase to our Datsun GO and GO+ models.”
Also, Datsun has introduced Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) safety feature in the T and T(O) variants of the Go and Go+. That’s a first in the segment for the Go twins. However, the Go and Go+ still come with BS-IV compliant engines but will be upgraded to BS-VI spec closer to April 2020 deadline.
Just as Datsun hiked the price of the Go and Go+, its also seeing some new competition from the recently launched Maruti Suzuki S-Presso. Not just that, even Renault gave the Kwid a comprehensive facelift. The Kwid has always been a great selling car, and the S-Presso being an entry-level Maruti will surely bring great numbers for the brand. This entry-level hatchback segment is sure seeing a lot of action after a long long time.