Days after the news came from Datsun that it is soon going to launch a sub-4-meter SUV in India to rival the likes of Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport, a completely camouflaged test mule of a Datsun vehicle has been spotted doing its testing rounds in our country. Now by the looks of it, we believe that instead of the new Sub-4-meter SUV, this test mule is of the Go Plus Facelift set to launch by festive season this year. Though the test mule if completely under wraps, one can still see some basic styling highlights which are reminiscent of the Go Plus facelift currently on sale in Indonesia.
In addition to this, the new sub-4-meter SUV will be based on the Go Cross Concept which made its debut at the 2016 Auto Expo. This upcoming SUV is going to get a higher ground clearance, body cladding, roof rails and larger alloy wheels. None of these elements is visible on the test mule seen in the images.
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What is visible however are the headlamps and the bumper alterations seen on the facelift iteration of the Go Plus MPV. The Datsun Go Plus facelift comes with highly modified front and rear bumpers, new side skirts and minor alterations to its front grill. In addition to this, this budget MPV, with this facelift is also going to get a sizable upgrade in terms of its feature list as well. Furthermore, to meet upcoming safety regulations, apart from a stiffer chassis, this car will also have dual-airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX Child Seat mounts and reverse parking sensors as standard across the range.
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We are expecting the engine specifications of this budget MPV to remain the same as before. It will continue to come with a single petrol engine in its model line-up. This will be the 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder, petrol unit. This motor is capable of producing 78 BHp along with 104 NM of peak torque. As standard, this MPV is going to get a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard. Rumours indicate that this car can also get a CVT automatic gearbox in the top spec trims as well.
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Talking about the prices, this the Datsun Go Plus Facelift is going to be a budget offering like before, we estimate it to have a starting price tag of INR 4.5 lakh. So far, no other details regarding this MPV are out yet. But we will be bringing them to you as soon as they get out.
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