Things You Need To Know About The Datsun Go


Nissan helped revive the Datsun brand a couple of years ago, and the brand began its journey with the launch of the Go hatchback in 2014. This hatchback was produced keeping in mind the entry-level budget hatchback segment. However, due to various reasons, the car did not make an impact in the Indian market, and its zero-star crash test rating by Global NCAP further worsened matters. But this hasn’t lead to the company pulling the plug on its small car; instead, for 2018, they gave it an all-important makeover, which included cosmetic enhancements, a revised cabin and a better features list that includes rear parking sensors, ABS with EBD and dual front airbags, as opposed to the earlier car which had only an optional driver’s side airbag.


What was once a cute design, has now become a little sporty and aggressive. At the front, it gets a sharper-looking bumper with a hexagonal mesh grille, flanked by swept-back headlamps. It also gets LED DRLs. Along the side, the car remains more or less the same, except for the larger 14-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. The ORVMS are now body-coloured, and what gives it a bit of a crossover look are those roof rails. At the rear too, the bumper has been re-shaped and there is chrome strip on the tailgate. Also, notice the addition of a rear wiper. In terms of dimensions, the Go is 3788mm in length, 1636mm in width and 1507mm in height. The wheelbase stretches across at 2450mm. For the city, the motor has sufficient performance on tap, and the engine gets peppier once you pick up pace. But it is best driven in a relaxed manner on highways. The car absorbs bumps well, but the ride is a bit on the firm side. Also, there is quite a bit of body roll around corners. The levels of refinement are better than before. In terms of specifications, it gets a 1198cc, 3-cylinder petrol engine that makes 67bhp and 104Nm of torque. Paired to the engine is a 5-speed manual or a CVT gearbox. The engine is BSIV compliant. Also, the base-spec trim weighs in at 819kgs.


The Datsun Go has a fuel tank capacity of 35 litres. In terms of mileage, the petrol model is capable of returning 19.83kmpl by ARAI, in BS-IV guise.


The cabin gets a revised dashboard and front seat design. The 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system gets Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which is pretty easy and user-friendly to operate. You’ll also notice that the instrument cluster gets an analogue tachometer. The seats are comfortable and offer sufficient support. There is decent room at the rear too, and the 265-litre boot is nice and large. Features include follow-me-home headlamps, digital tachometer, body-coloured bumpers, keyless entry, body-coloured wing mirrors, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, USB, Aux-in and Bluetooth, navigation, 14-inch alloy wheels, LED DRLs and rear washer and wiper. On the safety front, it is equipped with dual airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist and rear parking sensors.


The Datsun Go is sold in six shades: Ruby Red, Crystal Silver, Amber Orange, Opal White, Bronze Grey and Vivid Blue. The paint quality and finish for all the shades is excellent. We particularly found the Amber Orange to be the most striking of all colours, but the one that’s sure to be a hit among Indian car buyers is Ruby Red.


All the details regarding the Datsun Go – namely, the engine, specifications, variant-wise equipment, colours, dimensions, interiors and exterior details are extensively covered in the company’s model brochure.

Variants and Prices

As of early 2020, the Datsun Go is available in seven variants. The price for the base D variant is ₹ 3.75 lakh, the price for the A variant is ₹ 4.7 lakh, the price for the A (O) variant is ₹ 5 lakh, the price for the TW/VDC variant is ₹ 5.28 lakh, the price for the T(O)W/VDC variant is ₹ 5.53 lakh, the price for the T CVT variant is ₹ 5.94 lakh and the price for the T(O)CVT variant is ₹ 6.18 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). The variant-wise on-road prices are available at autoX.

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