Datsun GO+: 5 Reasons That Make It The Perfect Family Car
India’s only compact MPV, Datsun GO+, comes with a refined and a fuel efficient engine, spacious interiors in a stylish package - everything that the typical Indian family looks for in a car. But, the Datsun GO+ has a lot more to look forward to
Ever since its launch in India four years back, the GO+ has been one of the most loved MPVs in the country. It offers a perfect blend of practicality, good looks and spacious cabin without compromising on the quality. Here are five reasons why the GO+ is the perfect recipe for a big happy Indian family.
The GO+ with its Japanese design is appealing and gets a thumbs up from the youngest to the eldest in the family. It gets Datsun’s signature chrome hexagonal grille up-front with large upswept headlamps that add to its premium looks. Moving to the sides, you just can’t help but admire the sleek bodywork and clean lines that complement the front fascia. The elegant design theme reflects in the rear as well. The side-sweeping clear lens tail lights merge seamlessly with the tailgate.
There’s also a sporty GO+ Remix Edition, which comes with exciting dual-tone exterior and orange-black decals on a choice of white or silver base paint scheme. On the inside, it gets special black seat covers with contrasting orange touch for that added spunk.
With the large proportions and the roomy cabin, the Datsun GO+ will surprise you when you take out the measuring tape. It is a sub-4m compact seven-seater which won’t pose any difficulty when you are squeezing it in tight parking spaces or driving through rush hour traffic thanks to its small turning radius of 4.6 metres. It sits on 13-inch tubeless tyres which ensure reduced rolling resistance and improved ride quality.
But what about those uneven speed breakers? Well, the GO+ boasts a 170mm ground clearance, so you’re never left scraping the underbody.
The Datsun GO+ has a 5+2 seating setup, where you don’t need to leave anyone behind,. A 2450mm wheelbase makes sure that every occupant has enough legroom irrespective of the row they are seated in. Entering the GO+ is easy thanks to a high-set roofline. The tumble-down seat in the second row makes way for easy ingress and egress to the third row of seats. If you want some extra luggage space the third row can be folded down to reveal 347 litres, which is more than enough for storing three to four large suitcases and then some more for those long road trips.
The GO+ pampers every passenger with oodles of comfort, with its seats that are wrapped in premium Jacquard upholstery. Other features include an air conditioner with pollen filter and power windows.
Just to make sure you never have a dull moment during those family outings, the GO+ is equipped with Bluetooth Audio with hands-free calling, USB and AUX-in connectivity audio system.
Fuel Efficient Engine
The GO+’s 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine is inherently refined and is one of the most fuel efficient units in its segment. It produces 68PS of power at 5,000rpm along with a peak torque of 104Nm at 4,000rpm, and is mated to a slick-shifting 5-speed manual transmission. This engine offers an ARAI-certified mileage of 19.44kmpl, helping you keep fuel costs down not only on long-distance journeys but on city duties as well. Its light clutch with short travel keeps driver exhaustion at bay, making it a breezy driving experience for the whole family.
Datsun has been a flag bearer for Japanese Engineering around the world and the GO+ is no exception. The company also has an offering of 5-year/unlimited kilometres warranty on its MPV, which ensures peace of mind ownership. Datsun’s RSA (roadside assistance) with the extended warranty packages sweetens the deal further. What’s more, the warranty is applicable even if you transfer your car’s ownership to someone else in the future.
All said and done, the Datsun GO+ comes across as not just a capable product that serves your entire household, but adds to your style quotient as well. Add a fuel-efficient engine along with 5+2 seating for your family, the Datsun GO+ makes a perfect family car.