Datsun GO Plus

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Mileage20.6 kmpl
Service Cost `3,061 /yr
Performance
Engine1198 cc 
BHP67
Comfort
A/CYes
Power SteeringYes
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Central LockYes
Brake AssistNo
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Duration 5 years
EMI`9,455
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Aug 4, 2015 : Datsun Go+ is now being offered in a limited edition 'Style' variant at Rs 4.77 lakh, aside from the top variant T (O), which is priced at Rs 4.81 lakh (both prices Ex-Showroom, Delhi) . The company has updated the information on its website clearing any doubts and confusion. When contacted to dealers, they too confirmed that the booking for airbag models have started which raises the price for both models by around Rs. 15,000. The Go+ apart from driver side airbag continues to feature speed-sensitive wiper, body-colored bumpers, front power windows, USB charger, Mobile Docking Station (MDS) and central locking. Powering the Datsun Go+ is the 1.2-litre petrol engine which churns a maximum power of 68PS along with 104Nm of peak torque @ 4000 rpm. The MPV delivers a fuel economy of 20.6 kmpl.

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    D
    1198 cc,  Manual, Petrol, 20.62 kmpl
    `3.8 Lakh*
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    1198 cc,  Manual, Petrol, 20.62 kmpl
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    1198 cc,  Manual, Petrol, 20.62 kmpl
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    1198 cc,  Manual, Petrol, 20.62 kmpl
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    1198 cc,  Manual, Petrol, 20.62 kmpl
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    1198 cc,  Manual, Petrol, 20.62 kmpl
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Specifications

Variants Fuel Type Mileage (kmpl) Transmission Engine Description Power
City Highway
D Petrol 16.3  20.62  Manual 1198cc 
67bhp @ 5000rpm
A 16.3  20.62  Manual 1198cc 
67bhp @ 5000rpm
A EPS 16.3  20.62  Manual 1198cc 
67bhp @ 5000rpm
Style 16.3  20.62  Manual 1198cc 
67bhp @ 5000rpm
T 16.3  20.62  Manual 1198cc 
67bhp @ 5000rpm
T Option 16.3  20.62  Manual 1198cc 
67bhp @ 5000rpm

Datsun GO Plus review

Introduction: 

Since its revival in March 2014, Datsun has launched 4 models (GO, GO+, mi-Do & on-Do) across 4 markets (India, Indonesia, South Africa & Russia) and started production at 3 plants in 3 countries (India, Indonesia & Russia). Quite symmetrical we must say! However in India, we only have two Datsuns as of now in our market. GO was the first one that made its way here and GO+ was launched few months after that.

The GO+ is a compact alternative to the larger MPVs as well as a larger alternative to the regular hatchbacks. The company quotes GO+ as an 'estate / station wagon' that offers 5+2 seating. But it wouldn't be out of place to call it a 5-seater with a large boot (vis-a-vis an optional 7-seater MPV).

Pros: 

1. The only car in its price range to offer a third row. It can accommodate a total of 7 passengers. All other options in the price range are 5 seater hatchbacks.

2. The third row can be folded down to be used as a large 347 liter boot. 

3. Has a few upmarket features like the Follow me Headlamps, a comprehensive Multi Information Display, Gear Shift Indicator and Speed Sensitive Wipers which are offered right from the base trim. 

Cons: 

1. Bare basic features on offer. Even on the top end variant you don’t get a proper infotainment system.

2. Cost cutting has led to compromise not only on the feature list but also the safety. 

3. The Datsun brand is new t the Indian market and the image that it has generated around it is negative. Both in terms of safety & quality. 

4. Datsun utilizes Nissan’s after sales network which lacks reach. 

Stand Out Features: 

1. Very high claimed fuel economy of over 26 kmpl. The highest of a 7 seater MPV. The figure is high when compared to its hatchback competitors as well. 

2. Practicality of a 7 seater in a nifty size under 4 meters.  

Exteriors:

The Go+ is basically a Go with extra space in the rear – so when seen head on, it looks exactly like the hatch counterpart. Everything from the hexagonal grille with a black honeycomb mesh, the V in the bonnet to the angular headlamps with metal inserts and the windscreen are identical. We’ve always like the simple yet effective design of the Go, thus a thumbs up for the Go + as well. 

In profile, the Go+ forces you to believe how small a 7-seater(5+2 to be precise) can get. From outside, the Datsun Go+ can easily pass of as a mini-estate having a bulbous rear attached to the Go hatchback. It doesn’t look like an afterthought add-on job like we’ve seen on some compact-sedans in market currently and looks very well fused.

Side profile of the GO+ is an angle from which you can figure out that this is a wagon, at least aspires to be one. Despite being a 7-seater, the GO+ doesn't have a large footprint. Thanks to the difference of only 210 mm between the GO and GO+. Also, the width and wheelbase are the same. So, don’t expect it to do an Ertiga or Mobilio for you.

We didn’t like the huge wheel well gaps that are glorified by the tiny 155/70 R13 tyres. If not 15’, at least 14’ tyres should have been there. At the rear, this gap exposes everything from the fuel tank, suspension to the exhaust pipe assembly.

As we stated in the starting, this is basically a stretched Go, therefore Datsun has pulled the bumper further back – so the rear overhang is quite prominent. The tailgate is extremely light; in fact it’s the lightest unit we’ve ever seen. 

There isn't a separate keyhole or lever for opening the boot – that has to be unlocked only through the driver's side release.

The number plate on the Go+ has been moved to the tailgate (Go’s housed on the rear bumper). The rear is clean and the overall styling does look convincing. Overall, the Go+ is a decent looking offering that looks well-proportioned.



 


Interiors:

Except the 3rd row, inside of the GO+ is identical to the hatch sibling. The dash and door panels are of 'greige' (mix of grey + beige) colour. Though plastic quality is very basic and just above satisfactory, sturdiness of the panels is a point worth mentioning here.

We quite liked the black centre console that looks quite finished and smoother than the rest of the dashboard which carries a grainy texture. Quality of the plastic panels is decent & the GO+ uses the Sunnys-shaped door handles (save for the chrome).

The GO+ uses an old school 'stick' type locking knobs, which might remind you of the car in which u learnt driving, but admiring them is a bit difficult. Central locking is available on the top-end variant only.  

The roof feels damn flimsy. There's a lot of crunching & crinkling when you push the lining a few inches before hitting the roof. The sun visors have been carried over from the GO and don't get vanity mirrors.


The Go+'s wheelbase is longer than most of our hatchbacks. As a result, there’s ample space in both the rows. What we also liked is the decent shoulder and headroom. Ingress and egress is convenient. Corners of the dashboard slope inward, which is boon for older drivers who sit first and then swing their legs. Though, an adjustable steering would have made it very comfortable.


GO+’s front seats are 'connected' to each other - like the HM Ambassador. The driver's chair is a conventional one, it's the front passenger's seat that has an extension to fill the gap. Datsun says that area in-between is useful for placing knick knacks & handbags. But we think –it’s not that thoughtful because in case someone tries to sit there(which we’re sure many would), can be risky.

The seats feel offers ample comfort and feels more foamy than cushiony. It gets integrated headrests and the seat cushioning remains thin. Knees of the rear occupant can be felt through the seat, which’s annoying on certain occasions.

Performance:

Petrol: 


The compact MPV is powered by the familiar 3-cylinder, 1.2-liter petrol from the GO & Micra Active hatchbacks. It churns out the same 67 BHP @ 5000 rpm & 104 Nm of torque @ 4000 rpm. The ARAI puts its fuel economy at 20.62 kmpl that’s just 0.01 kmpl lower than the GO.

Despite the same motor churning out the same number of horses as in the Go, that too having an added 20 kilograms to pull, the Go+ doesn’t gives you a chance to complain. The motor has been re-tuned, but the altered ECU tune hasn’t changed the eager nature of the three pot mill. Engineers at Nissan have done a great job in enhancing the overall drivability and refinement of the motor.

Thanks to its healthy power and torque to weight ratios, Go+’s engine feels quite peppy and the throttle is responsive too. The MPV doesn't feel sluggish, although continuous downshifting helps might irritate you a bit. It’s reasonably quick in a dash to 100 kmph and able to easily attain & sustain 120 kpmh. Though we don’t recommend going over that speed. Period.

NVH & Insulation is better than Go hatch, but engine as well as wind noise permeate through the cabin easily. Not just motor's gruff note, you can even hear the exhaust as well, which we found very irritating. The suspension is also noisy, accompanied by excessive tyre noise on bad roads.

Ride and Handling:


Go+ offers a really pliant ride. Its suspension has been tuned to deal with the greater load at the rear, but seems quite pliant and absorbent overall. The light controls make it very easy to drive within the city and the small turning radius of 4.6 meters is like icing on the cake.

The steering is light enough at low speeds, and weighs up when you hit the highway. Like other electronic units, this doesn’t feel too nervous or unsure at higher speeds.

The MPV is not a corner carver and isn’t meant to be one either. Body roll is quite evident during the drive. At higher speeds, the car feels wafty and, on uneven highways, becomes bouncy at the rear.

We would recommend upsizing the tyres as the stocks ones are too puny for the GO+. Also, they are produced by an unknown Strada brand. Upgrading them to a 175 size from a reputable manufacturer is what we would suggest.


Safety: 

Safety is one of the biggest concerns with the Go +. When its younger sibling, the Datsun Go, was put through the Global NCAP crash test, the results were dismal. It scored zero stars and the testing authority claimed that even if the Go were to be tested with airbags, the results would bear no difference. The car's structure was just so bad. 

The Go + is similar to the Go in terms of structure and this is where our concerns lie. 

Datsun had to trade off a features to keep the costs in check and safety seems to have taken the biggest brunt. While the Go + is sold with an optional driver airbag, we highly recommend looking for a safer alternative. 


Variants: 

The feature list of the Datsun Go +, even on the top end variant is small. The Go + is offered in a total of 5 trim levels. 

The base trim (D) gets a few stand out features like the follow me home lamps and 3rd row seats. However, the airconditioning is available only on the next (A) trim. You do miss out on power steering here which is offered on the A (ESP) variant. ESP standing for electronic power steering. 

The one with an AUX input with 4 speakers media system and phone dock is found on the (T) trim. The AUX is the only option for your media requirements as there is no option for a USB, CD or Bluetooth input. The USB on offer is only for charging your device.  Along with this, the (T) trim offers power windows. 

The only safety feature on offer is a driver side airbag on the top end T (O). We highly recommend opting for this variant. 

Verdict:


Though Datsun insists on calling it a seven-seater, the Go+ isn’t exactly a proper one. The third row can only accommodate luggage and can't really be used to seat any adult. But if you look at it as a five-seater, with a decent amount of luggage space, then the Go+ makes more sense.

Datsun GO Plus price

Variants New Delhi Bangalore Mumbai Chennai Pune Hyderabad Kolkata Find On Road Price in Your City
D
(Petrol)
3,82,195 3,95,001 4,10,010 3,87,932 3,90,679 3,95,001 3,92,763   Get On Road Price  
A
(Petrol)
4,02,371 4,15,699 4,31,327 4,08,240 4,11,303 4,15,699 4,13,497   Get On Road Price  
A EPS
(Petrol)
4,44,900 4,59,331 4,76,265 4,51,051 4,54,776 4,59,331 4,57,202   Get On Road Price  
Style
(Petrol)
4,77,552 4,86,042 4,98,182 4,77,202 4,86,721 4,86,042 4,90,708   Get On Road Price  
T
(Petrol)
4,68,900 4,83,953 5,01,623 4,75,209 4,79,309 4,83,953 4,81,865   Get On Road Price  
T Option
(Petrol)
4,88,900 5,04,470 5,22,755 4,95,340 4,99,753 5,04,470 5,02,418   Get On Road Price  

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  • Wonder car at wonderful price
    By Somdeb| August 06, 2016 | 471 Views
    If you want a seven seater car at 4.7 lakhs, Datsun Go+ is the choice. Great looks, great interiors. Pride possession of nobility. Excellent mileage for the city which is close to 16km/litre and in highways, 19km/litre. Hence an efficient cost cutting is there in terms of fuel efficiency in these days of ever-increasing fuel price. Ride quality... Read Full Review
  • Datsun Go - A good family car
    By Salim Mulla | June 29, 2016 | 2126 Views
    The plus points - It is comparatively economical than other 7 seaters. Very powerful & yet smooth 1200cc petrol engine. Pick up is remarkable and suspensions are comfortable. The car is very steady on bad roads and at high speed as well. It gives awesome mileage, overall 20 kmpl. Its maintenance is even cheaper than Maruti Suzuki Wagon R. Besid... Read Full Review
  • Really awesome car for its price
    By Ershad| April 26, 2016 | 5997 Views
    I am writing this review after one year and 13 thousand kilometres of driving this car, all by myself. Till now it has given me a superb mileage. I never had to compromise on what I need to carry with me. It has struggled a little on climbing heights but has never remained behind on an ordinary road. I used to drive slow, but this one got me into ... Read Full Review
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Datsun GO Plus in news

  • Datsun Go+ compact MPV launched in Chennai at Rs.3.79 lacs
    Posted On | January 16, 2015 | 33182 Views
    After the national launch in Delhi yesterday, Datsun Go+, the first sub-4-meter compact MPV in India, has been launched in Chennai today priced from Rs.3.79 lacs ex-showroom. The Go+ gets estate car styling offering a 3rd row of seats that can also be used for luggage, all under 4-meters in length. The Go+ gets features such as smart meter with gear shift indicators, follow me home headlamps, speed sensitive wipers, ventilated front disc brakes and mobile docking station. The Datsun Go+ is powered by the same engine that runs the Go, a 1.2-litre petrol engine making 68 PS and 104 Nm. Read Full News
  • Datsun Go+: Variants, Features & Prices
    Posted On | January 17, 2015 | 39563 Views
    Go+, Datsun's second product in India after the Go hatchback, has been launched at a starting price of Rs 3.79 lacs (ex-showroom, Delhi). Based on the Go hatchback, Go+ measures just below 4-metres in length and accommodates seven seats, making it the country's first sub-compact MPV. Read Full News
  • Datsun Launches Go+ at Rs 3.79 lac
    Posted On | January 16, 2015 | 23734 Views
    Datsun in order to expand its model lineup has launched its sub-4 meter station-wagon Go+ at an starting price of Rs 3.79 lac (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base D variant. Company has offered a total of four variants. The 'D1' which is next to the base variant is priced at Rs 3.82, followed by 'A' variant at Rs 4.15 lac and top of the line 'T' variant at Rs 4.61 lac. The car is now India’s first sub-4 meter station wagon which offers third row seats for passengers. Datsun has already started taking bookings for Go+ with a fully refundable amount of Rs.11,000. As for now, there is no direct competitor for this car. Read Full News
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