December 06, 2014 : Datsun, the wholly owned subsidary of Nissan is offering benefits upto Rs 30,000 on its entry level Go hatch. To lure more buyers, the automaker is also offering free gift on every test drive. Launched in the month of March, the car is best suited for the first time buyers. Moreover, the automaker also released a new TV commercial for the GO featuring Babuji - Alok Nath and Ayushmann khurana. The advertisement revolves around Ayushmann's GO rivaling Alok Nath's Altos and Wagon R. Based on the brand's motto of Dream Access and Trust, the car delivers a fuel efficiency of 20.63kmpl. The company is also giving special offers to doctors, farmers, corporates, govt employees and bankers.
Datsun, Nissan's affordable car brand has launched its compact hatchback, Datsun GO in the Indian car market. Because of its budget friendly price range this small car is competing against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Alto K10, Chevrolet Spark and Hyundai Eon. The company is selling it in four trim levels, which includes D, D1, A and T. These variants are fitted with a 1.2-litre petrol engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 1198cc. The company claims that with the help of a five speed manual transmission gear box, it can deliver a healthy fuel economy as well as good acceleration. It has the ability to churn out a maximum power of 67.06bhp along with 104Nm of peak torque output. What really is interesting about this hatchback is its distinct exterior that can grab your attention in the first impression. It is fitted with a bright headlight cluster, body colored bumpers, door handles, windscreen with a couple of speed sensitive wipers, body colored OVRMs and many other such aspects. On the other hand, This compact hatchback comes with a comfortable internal cabin, which is incorporated with comfortable seats, which are covered with fabric upholstery. It dashboard has a three spoke steering wheel, a glove box and an instrument panel, which has quite a few important notifications for the convenience of its driver. In addition to these, it has door armrests, connected front seats, full molded door trims and so on. The top end variants (A and T) also get an air conditioning unit with a heater. The car manufacturer has blessed this model series with a number of safety aspects, which keeps the occupants safe. The engine immobilizer safeguards the hatchback from theft and unauthorized entry. The rear windscreen is integrated with a high mounted third brake light that adds to the safety aspect of the vehicle. It also has three point seat belts for front seats along with two point rear center seat belt that gives extra protection in case of any crash. On the whole, it is a perfect vehicle with a lot of comfort features, good engine performance and reasonable price range. This hatchback is being sold with a standard warranty of two years or unlimited Kilometers and customers can also avail an extended warranty at an additional cost.
The car manufacturer has designed the exteriors of this compact car with utmost care and given it an attractive body structure. It has a smooth bonnet with a couple of visible character lines and a neatly carved side as well as rear profile. To begin with the frontage, the D and D1 trims are fitted with silver finished radiator grille, while other two variants get chrome treatment. The 'DATSUN' logo has been fitted in the center of this grille. It is flanked by a radiant headlight cluster that is incorporated with halogen lamps and side turn indicator. The A and T variants of this model series comes fitted with a body colored bumper, while the other two trims have a black colored bumper. It features an air dam, which helps in cooling the engine. The large windscreen is integrated with a set of speed sensitive wipers that has intermittent and drop wipe function. The rear profile of this hatchback series has an attractive design with body colored bumper and stylish tail lamp cluster. Its boot lid has an expressive design with model lettering. The windshield comes with a high mounted brake light that adds to the safety of this vehicle. Its side profile is elegantly designed with strong character lines. The door handles and ORVMs of top end trim are in body color, whereas other three variants are in black color. The external rear view mirrors of A and T variants are internally adjustable. The pronounced wheel arches of all variants are fitted with a sturdy set of steel wheels, which are covered with tubeless radial tyres. The top end variant is fitted with full wheel covers, whereas other three gets wheel caps only. Apart from these, the side profile of the high end variant of this model lineup is also fitted with sash tape on rear door finisher and center pillar as well.
The wheelbase of this compact hatchback measures about 2450mm that ensures ample leg space inside the cabin. Its minimum ground clearance is 170mm, which is quite decent. It has a length of 3785mm along with a total height of 1485mm and a width of 1635mm, which includes both external rear view mirrors. It also has a spacious boot compartment of 265 litres, which can be increased by folding rear seat. Its steering wheel supports a minimum turning radius of 4.6 meters.
Ed's Take: The Datsun Go is the most spacious hatchback in its segment. This is based on the Micra platform and has more space than the Alto K10 and the Eon. The interior quality is good even the fit and finish is fine. It is better than most of the competitors.
The A and T variants of this model series are equipped with an efficient air conditioning unit, which cools the cabin quickly and also has an air filter. It is bestowed with quite a few utility based features like front doors with bottle holders, driver and passenger side storage tray with coin holder, a glove compartment, spinal support based front seats, molded door trims, ergonomically located parking brake and front seat back pockets (available in T variant only). The top end variant has a music system that comes with speakers and amplifier. It supports a few input options like Aux-in port and USB interface . Apart from these, this hatchback is also incorporated with headlamp leveling device, AC vents with silver finish, B and C pillar full trims (top end variant), front seats with slide and reclining function, door armrests, speaker grille in front doors and many other such features. It has a 12V power socket in center console for charging mobiles, laptops and other electronic devices.
This model series has a decent cabin space with enough room for all passengers. Its 2450mm wheelbase ensures ample leg, shoulder and head room for all the occupants. It has a spacious boot compartment of 265 litres, which can be increased by folding rear seat.
The internal cabin of this Datsun GO model series is quite decent and bestowed with a lot of sophisticated features for comfort of the occupants. The illumined instrument panel is integrated with a few functions for convenience of the driver. The list of features include a digital tachometer, door ajar warning, drive computer with average fuel economy and distance to empty. It also comes with a low fuel warning light, a digital tripmeter and an electronic fuel gauge and gear shift guide as well. The top end variant gets speed sensitive electric power steering system, which makes it easy to handle the vehicle even in heavy traffic conditions. While other D, D1 and A trims has a manual steering. It is incorporated with comfortable seats, which provide enough leg space for all occupants. These fabric upholstered seats are integrated with headrest. The company has given this hatchback some essential features such as remote fuel lid and tail gate opener, front power windows (only for top end trim), three spoke steering wheel, rear seat bench with folding function, internal room lamp, rear assist grips and many other features.
Ed's Take: The acceleration of the Datsun Go is good. It has sufficient power to pull it in the city or even on an open road.
The 1.2-litre power plant is cleverly mated with a five speed manual transmission gear box, which helps in delivering a decent acceleration and pickup. It powers the vehicle to zoom towards a top speed in the range of 150 to 160 Kmph that is quite good for hatchback segment. At the same time, it has the ability to cross the speed barrier of 100 Kmph from a standstill in about 15 to 16 seconds.
Ed's Take: The performance of the Go is good, especially for its size. It does good perform well even on the highway.
This hatchback is available in only 1.2-litre, In-line petrol engine, which comes with a displacement capacity of 1198cc. It is integrated with twelve valves and three cylinders using double overhead camshaft based valve configuration. With the helps of an electronic gasoline injection system, this hatchback can deliver a healthy fuel economy. This power plant can generate a maximum power of 67.06bhp at 5000rpm in combination with a peak torque output of 104Nm at 4000rpm. It is skilfully mated with a five speed manual (cable type with hydraulic clutch operation system) transmission gear box, which sends the engine power to its front wheels.
Ed's Take: As per the ARAI cycle, the Datsun Go returns a fuel efficiency in excess of 20km/l. In the real world, we got a figure of 14km/l in city driving under normal conditions.
The 1.2-litre petrol engine is incorporated with an electronic gasoline fuel injection system, which offers a healthy fuel economy. It has the ability to generate 17 Kmpl in city traffic conditions that is rather decent for this segment. While on the bigger roads, it gives close to 20.63 Kmpl, which is certified by the ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India). The fuel tank capacity of this hatchback series is 35 litres, which is quite decent.
Ed's Take: The Go comes with a 1.2-litre petrol engine that produces 64bhp of power. This power is sufficient on paper for this hatchback and even this is the largest cubic capacity for a hatchback in this segment.
This model series is equipped with a 1198cc petrol engine , which is integrated with three cylinders and twelve valves. It has the ability to generate a maximum power of 67.06bhp at 5000rpm in combination with a peak torque output of 104Nm at 4000rpm.
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3 Cylinder 12 Valve
|17.0||20.63||67.06bhp @ 5000rpm||Not Available||Not Available||Not Available|
3 Cylinder 12 Valve
|17.0||20.63||67.06bhp @ 5000rpm||Not Available||Not Available||Not Available|
3 Cylinder 12 Valve
|17.0||20.63||67.06bhp @ 5000rpm||Standard||Not Available||Not Available|
3 Cylinder 12 Valve
|17.0||20.63||67.06bhp @ 5000rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
Ed's Take: The new Go comes with mobile docking station, which is first car to get this. It has front power windows, power steering and AC as s standard features.
The high end variant in this model series is blessed with mobile docking station. It features a mobile holder, amplifier and supports USB port as well as auxiliary input options along with speakers at front. Other accessories in this vehicle include high quality fabric upholstery for seats, internal carpets, mud flaps and a few other aspects. Customers who looks to own this vehicle can opt for styling aspects like a sporty rear spoiler, stylish body decals, premium leather seat covers, side moldings and protective claddings.
Ed's Take: The braking of the Datsun Go is good and even the handling is decent. The suspension is on the softer side for better ride quality.
This vehicle is bestowed with an efficient suspension system that enables it to deal with jerks caused on uneven roads besides maintaining its stability. The front axle is assembled with a McPherson strut along with a double pivot lower arm, whereas the rear axle is affixed with H-type torsion beam. On the other hand, the car maker has incorporated it with a reliable braking system , which is one of its key aspects. The front wheels are fitted with a set of ventilated disc brakes and the rear ones are equipped with sturdy drum brakes. This hatch is incorporated with an electric power assisted steering system that is speed sensitive and has tilt adjustment function. It results in convenient handling while supporting a minimum turning radius of 4.6 meters.
Ed's Take: The handling of the Datsun Go is decent but there aren’t many safety features on offer. It doesn’t even get ABS as an optional feature.
This stylish hatchback is loaded with some important safety aspects that ensures maximum protection to its passengers and the vehicle as well. It comes with a sturdy yet light weight design and also has an aerodynamic body structure. However, it has an engine immobilizer that prevents unauthorized access into the vehicle. There are a couple of airbags provided for driver and co-passenger that offers security in case of collision. The car maker has integrated it with powerful halogen headlamps that enhances the visibility for driver irrespective of the weather conditions. There are child safety locks made available for the rear doors, which offers additional security. There are three point seat belts available for the front and rear seats in all the trims. While the rear central seat comes with a two point seat belt. It has driver's seat belt warning lamp that is featured on the instrument panel. In addition to these, it has side and front impact beams, central door locking system and a robust body structure that can safeguard its passengers by minimizing the impact of any possible collision.
This impressive hatchback has neatly carved wheel arches that are fitted with a set of 13 inch conventional steel wheels. These rims are covered with high performance tubeless tyres of size 155/70 R13 that ensures a superior grip on the roads.
1. Connected front seats offer more space.
2. It has decent boot space of 296 litres.
3. The steering system is highly responsive.
4. The large wheelbase determines enough leg room inside.
5. Its proficient suspension system keeps the vehicle well balanced.
1. Absence of ABS and Airbags even in top end variants is a big minus.
2. Rear seats are less comfortable.
3. A few more aspects can be added.
4. External appearance can be improved.
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Datsun, the wholly owned subsidiary of Nissan is offering benefits upto Rs 30,000 on its entry level Go hatch. To lure more buyers, the automaker is also offering free gift on every test drive. Launched in the month of March, the car is best suited for the first time buyers. Based on the brand’s motto of Dream Access and Trust, the car delivers a fuel efficiency of 20.63kmpl. The company is also giving special offers to doctors, farmers, corporate, govt employees and bankers.
As we reported earlier, Datsun GO and Swift failed in the Global NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) frontal crash test and received zero ratings. Now, Global NCAP has asked Nissan to withdraw the GO from the Indian car market. According to NCAP, Datsun GO’s body shell is weak and lacks structural integrity; therefore even if company adds airbags and ABS, it would do nothing for survival of occupants.
Datsun (wholly owned subsidiary of Nissan) has revealed a new TV commercial for the Datsun GO hatchback. In the bold new advertisement Datsun mocks the Altos and the Wagon Rs while the extra bling is added by Babuji – Alok Nath and Ayushmann Khurana. The ad revolves around Ayushmann's GO being compared with Babuji's Altos and Wagon Rs and Babuji goes by the saying - 'Nayi Parampara' in the TVC! GO hatchback was launched earlier this year and currently Datsun is trying to strengthen its footprints in India. It sells around 1000 units of GO monthly.
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There are four variants of Datsun Go that are mentioned below
Datsun Go D
Datsun Go D1
Datsun Go A
Datsun Go T