2017 Datsun GO+ Anniversary Edition
Datsun has now become a household name in the Indian market and is known to provide some of the well-packaged products at a very low price. To celebrate their three years in the Indian market Datsun has introduced a special edition of their existing product the GO+. Datsun GO+ is the only family car priced under 5 Lakh mark which provides 7 seats for its occupants inside. The Go+ is the second product from Datsun to cater the Indian market.
The GO+ was designed to fulfil the needs of people who wanted a slightly bigger car for to accommodate a family of 7 persons. Datsun hasn’t made any massive changes to the exterior or interior of the GO+ MPV. However, the GO+ MPV is slightly wider and higher than the standard GO hatchback and also has a little longer wheelbase as well than the standard GO hatchback. Talking about this special edition GO+ Anniversary Edition Although the car hasn’t received any changes under the hood it undoubtedly has received plenty of cosmetic updates to keep things fresh and new.
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Datsun Introduces GO & GO+ Style Edition (TVC, Images & Many More)
Datsun has decided to introduce a limited edition Go and GO+ in the India dubbed as the Go and the GO+ ‘Style’ edition. These new edition not only gets new exterior colour option but few extra options on the interior as well. The limited ‘Style’ editions of Datsun GO and GO+ are available only in the ‘T’ grade with all the dealers across the country.
Talking about features both the vehicles gets a new Blue exterior colour besides the already available White and Ruby colours. The exterior gets a new roof rails, an additional rear spoiler and also body graphics especially for this limited edition ‘Style’ Logo. Apart from the exterior the interior also gets a dual tone Black and Beige tone. Apart from that the interior also gets a piano black instrument console with a dash of silver finish accents on them.
Besides these special features which are available with the special edition cars, the other standard features includes follow me headlamps, speed sensitive electric power steering, power windows, mobile phone holder, auxiliary in and USB charger. Both the GO and GO+ also benefit from a powerful Air conditioning and also gets central locking as well.
Both the Datsun GO and Datsun GO+ is powered by a single 1.2 litre, 3cyliner petrol unit which is capable of producing about 68 Bhp of peak power and 108 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 5 speed manual gearbox which sends all that power to the front wheels. Both the Datsun GO and Datsun GO+ promises to deliver an impressive fuel efficiency figures of 20.6 kmpl.
The Datsun Go hatchback ‘Style’ Edition is priced is priced at INR 4,06,974 whereas the GO+ is priced at INR 4,77,552 (ex-showroom, Delhi) respectively. Both these cars will be sold in limited numbers in between the month of August to October 2016.
Datsun Go Cross Launch Scheduled For 2016 End
According to the recent sources Datsun will perhaps be launching the production variant of the Go-Cross Crossover towards the end of 2016. The Datsun Go Cross is actually based on the same Go+ platform but you can expect the production variant of the Go Cross to look almost identical to the concept which was first showcased at the Tokyo Motor show last year, then later it was also showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo.
Now Datsun has already launched two of their latest offerings in the Indian market including their small hatchback Go and the compact MPV Go+, now they are eyeing the Crossover market of India which already has number of competitors. The Go Cross is a typical Crossover which gets some additional body claddings and an increased ground height. The concept car definitely looked attractive with claddings finished in Grey and the front bumpers finished in silver. Now you can expect the production variant too look same as well apart from some extra goodies which were added to the concept variant like the projector headlamps and the alloy wheels. However you can expect the roof rails to be carried over the production variant as well.
No images of the interior of the Crossover are available yet but expect the Go Cross to share some equipment with the Go and the Go+ vehicles. In terms of features the Go-Cross crossover will most probably get a manual AC, audio system with Bluetooth, power windows for all the four windows. Just like the Go+ expect the Go-Cross to get 7 seats inside as well.
Under the hood the production variant of the Go-Cross Crossover will be powered by the same 1.2 Litre, three cylinder petrol engine while there will perhaps be a diesel variant as well which might get the 1.5 Litre diesel unit available on other Nissan and Renault cars.
Datsun may not be the popular auto manufacturer in India, but the brand surely has some avid fans. Recently Datsun has fetched a total of 1 lakh customers.
The Nissan owned Japanese auto manufacturer presently sells two models in Indian market, which are the compact hatchback Datsun Go and the MUV Datsun Go+. Although Datsun is one of the very popular brands in various parts around the globe, but in Indian market they couldn’t make a strong foothold due to the tough competition and comparatively dull design of their cars. Although, Datsun Go comes quite impressive in the segment and it comes with some best in the segment features too. Datsun revealed their Redi Go concept a few months ago, and in 2016 there is a chance for them to reveal the Redi Go production model. Although Datsun is yet to reveal the exact details about this car.
Incidentally Datsun Go compact hatchback is powered by a 1.2 litre 12 V 3 cylinder DOHC engine mated to a 5 speed manual transmission, which delivers 68 PS peak power at 5000 rpm and 104 Nm at 4000 rpm. On the other hand, the Datsun Go+ comes with a 1.2 litre 3 cylinder engine, mated to a 5 speed manual gear box. The powertrain of Datsun Go+ delivers 68 PS peak power and 77 Nm maximum torque.
Spec comparison: Renault Kwid vs Maruti-Suzuki Alto K10 vs Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 vs Datsun Go vs Hyundai Eon (Petrol)
This month of September is bringing us some amazing news from automobile industry. While yesterday Ford launched their all new look and styled compact hatchback Ford Figo, Renault today launched their own, which is Renault KWID. It has been the vehemently awaited car of this month since it came under the sun for the first time, and now it has finally arrived.
Renault just launched their much awaited and hyped crossover looking compact hatchback Renault KWID in India.
As Renault marked their footstep on Indian roads, there are several other vehicles waiting eagerly to give this car a tough competition. Among them are cars like Maruti Suzuki Alto K10, Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, Datsun Go and Hyundai Eon. But, the question is, can Renault KWID actually compete against those vehicles, or is it all set to reign the segment for quite some time. We tried to find out the answer.
How? Here take a look at our spec sheet based comparison between Renault KWID, Maruti Suzuki Alto K10, Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, Datsun Go and Hyundai Eon.
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Indian automobile market has seen several cars launched in recent time. Up next in the queue is the Renault Kwid, the much awaited compact hatchback with crossover look. As the famous French auto maker is gearing up for the grand launch of Kwid in India, the talk about the rivalry is also growing. This upcoming stylish car is the first crossover in the segment. Therefore this car is expected to be quite a tough competitor for the other compact hatchbacks. Renault took inspiration from various other cars to design the Kwid, both at exterior and inside the cabin.
Nissan owned auto maker Datsun launched their compact hatchback Go in India last year. Although this car is not that much popular, compare to other hatchbacks like Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, Hyundai Eon; but this car definitely has some impact in the budget segment. Now, the point to watch is how the rivalry unfolds between these two cars.
Here we brought you a spec sheet based comparison review between Renault Kwid and Datsun Go.
Amidst so many models in hatchback segment of Indian auto market, Datsun GO is almost lost, and in that case to boost up the sales figure Datsun launched a new and upgraded version of their entry level compact hatchback GO, and it has been christened as Datsun GO NXT.
Although Datsun was offering airbags and other safety facilities in their top end GO T version, but despite all the efforts the sales figure was really dull. So, in a desperate attempt to salvage the sales figure Datsun launched this new compact hatchback with few new features. This new version is based on the top end T trim. The basic look at exterior and inside the cabin remained identical, but what is recieved is few cosmetic changes as well as few additional safety features.
At the exterior there is a chrome finished exhaust tip apart from chrome finished body mould, which are the only external change visible to this car, while inside the cabin we can see a new piano black finishing, which brings on a premium feel, while there is also a parcel tray at the boot space, which makes the car look spacious for luggage. It also gets reverse parking sensor, which is definitely a good point for this car, and apart from that there is also a remote security lock.
The Dastun Go NXT has not recieved any mechnical changes under the hood and it is actually powered by the same 1.2 liter 3 cylinder petrol engine matched with 5 speed manual gear box, churning out 68 PS of power at 5000 rpm, while the torque output is rated as 104 Nm at 4000 rpm, and it has a fuel economy of 20.6 kmpl.
When Tata Nano came to market, almost everyone was talking about it, basically which was like a silent revolution in Indian automobile market. A four wheeler in such a low budget of around 1 lakh rupees, although it’s not just 1 lakh anymore, but the initiative definitely brought the best efforts from the auto manufacturers. Almost every auto makers, both homegrown and multinationals are trying to impress the buyers with their range of budget hatchbacks.
As Indian buyers are basically concentrated towards the budget hatchbacks rather the other automobile segments, therefore almost all the auto makers are trying to get a fare share of the very much profitable Indian market. In recent past we have seen various auto makers launched their hatches, as well as within a few months we are expecting a few, many of those are already quite popular.
However, we are here to discuss about the upcoming hatchbacks in Indian market, which has gained popularity already, much before their launch.
So let’s take a look.
Dastun has made their presence felt with their budget hatchback GO, now launched their second product in India called the GO+ MPV. The GO+ is basically a MPV which is based on their only hatchback offering in India, what is exceptional about this product is its pricing because believe it or not this budget MPV prices starts at 3.69 Lakhs (ex showroom Delhi )while the top end variant is priced at Rs. 4.60 Lakhs (ex showroom Delhi).
The GO+ also happens to be Indian first ever sub 4 meter MPV. This MPV measures 3995 mm in length, 1635 mm in width, and 1490 mm in height while the GO+ MPV has a wheelbase of 2450 mm. Now you must be wondering does it really have a third row seating? Yes! It has a third row seating which will be best suitable for 2 kids. The GO+ MPV also offers a boot space of 48 Litres which can be further extended to 347 Litres by folding the third row seat.
Coming to the exterior design the MPV looks identical to its hatchback sibling, the front has the same big grille with the Datsun logo; it also has the huge headlamps towards the front some might even mistake the GO+ MPV with the GO hatchback. People will only realize that it is not the hatchback but the MPV variant when they will take a look towards its rear profile, the GO+ MPV has been extended from the rear door onward. The rear profile with its fresh new styling has been blended perfectly with the rest of the car. But what is upsetting is the fact that the GO+ MPV too comes with the 13 inch wheels just like the hatchback variant which definitely will affect its handling but the MPV has an impressive ground clearance of 170 mm. coming to the interior the GO+ MPV interior looks pretty bland compared to its competition and also has has the minimum necessities and essentials.
After the successful launch of their hatchback, Go, auto brand Datsun has now launched yet another product which will compete in the most competitive segment of the Indian market presently. They have already showcased their MPV the Go+ at the 2014, Delhi Auto expo and it did attracted lot of attention. Datsun decided to launch it at a motor show in Indonesia as they’re one of the biggest MPV markets in the world.
Many other MPV’s which are sold in the Indian market, like the Toyota Innova and the Maruti Suzuki ertiga are also given high priority in the Indonesian market.
Talking about the GO+ MPV, it is built on the same platform that underpins their GO hatch, which has helped them to save a lot of expenses. Still, it is longer than the usual hatchback, which has created more space at the back of the MPV for another row of seats although the row of seats are only comfortable for kids and not adults, thus just like the other MPV’s the Go+ is also capable of accommodating 7 passengers inside the vehicle well Technically. However the GO+ MPV’s overall length is below 4 meters, which actually has resulted in such an aggressive pricing.
It was also spotted testing on the Indian roads on number of occasion which actually indicated that the launch was not far enough and finally Dastun launched the GO+ MPV in India. Thus without wasting any more time let us just give you all the details of the GO+ which are available with us at this moment
UPDATE 15.01.15 Datsun launched the GO+ MPV in India with prices starting at 3.69 Lakhs ex showroom Delhi
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Nissan India revived the Datsun brand in 2013 and launched the Go hatch which is also the very first product from the brand. Datsun is budget brand and thus targets the mass market of India they are all set to launch their second product in the Indian market called the Go+. We already have brought all the details of the soon to be launched compact 5+2 seater from vehicle from Datsun before you.
Now the latest reports suggest that Datsun will be launching the Go+ in the Indian market on 15th of January 2015. The biggest USP of this 5 + 2 seater compact car is that is measures under 4 metres and thus will get tax exemption from Government which also means it will be priced lower than its competitors like Chevrolet Enjoy, Maruti Ertiga and the Honda Mobilio. Based on the Go hatch platform the Go+ will be built at the Renault Nissan Alliance plant in Oragadam, Chennai and will share lot of its components with the Go hatchback. Expect the top end variant to come with some interesting features like front power windows, central locking and follow me headlamps, while the audio system will be the same unit as found on the Go hatchback.
The Go+ will be powered by the 1.2 Litre three-cylinder petrol unit which is also seen under the Go hatch and even in the Nissan Micra hatch. This engine is capable of producing 67 bhp of peak power and 104 Nm of torque and is mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox.
The MUV segment of the Country is getting flooded with lots of new launches we already have few worthy competitors in this segment from some of the renowned competitors like Maruti Suzuki, Honda Chevrolet and even Toyota. But you already know by now that Datsun is also entering this segment with their new product christened as the Datsun GO+.
Many of you must be wondering is it the same Go hatchback under the Go+ MUV skin or is it something new coming out exclusively from the Datsun’s workshop. We are here exactly to give you some details of the soon to be launched Go+ MUV which by the way will be launched in the month of January 2015.
The GO+ MUV is actually the same Go hatchback and it even gets the same tyres and wheels but look towards the rear of the car and you will realize that this is not the same hatch which has really raised eyebrows of even some of the toughest competitors of the hatchback segment like Maruti Suzuki Alto and the Hyundai Eon. But where the Go+ MPV differs from the Go hatch is that it has an extra row of seats towards the rear of the vehicle and still Datsun has done a pretty impressive job of keeping the overall length of the vehicle under 4 meters. Inside the Go+ MPV you will find almost its entire interior has been shared with GO hatchback, we must also inform you that don’t expect the interior to be as spacious or as comfortable as that of the Mobilio or the Ertiga and it surely lacks the refinement that you can expect out of these vehicles interior. You also have to remember that Go+ has an overall length of below 4 meters so the third row seats definitely aren’t comfortable for taller persons for sure.
How safe are Indian cars really? Global NCAP has been testing Indian cars since 2014 and the first test results of some of the popular Indian hatchbacks were shocking and believe it or not all of them except two failed the crash tests severely. Now recently they have conducted another crash test on two of the most popular hatchbacks in the Indian market and the tests are once again shocking.
It is a real shame for us Indians because India being considered the fifth largest producer of passenger cars yet our cars fails the international safety standard. The two cars that were tested recently are the popular Maruti Suzuki Swift and the recently launched Datsun GO and believe it or not both of the hatches failed to qualify an even get 1 star safety ranking. After the tests were conducted Global NCAP has given zero star safety ratings to both the hatches and also said the occupants inside are exposed to high risk of life-threatening injuries.
Global NCAP chairman Max Mosley said, hat India has every possibility of becoming the world leader in the automobile industry but the Indian consumers are totally unaware of how unsafe they would be during a crash. And that is the reason why they are pleased now that India too is launching an NCAP consumer testing programme, this crash test programme will help regulate UN’s minimum crash test standards in India which means the future passenger cars will be safer and will have proper crash structure and airbags
Have you all watched the new Datsun GO TVC? For all those who haven’t yet you can definitely watch it here. Nissan has actually not only promoted the features of their GO hatchback in this TVC but also at the same time taken a dig at one of their biggest rivals in this small car segment Maruti Suzuki. We all know that some of the Maruti Suzuki products are the best sellers of this segment take for example the Alto, WagonR etc and Datsun has actually mocked these cars and tried to prove that their new and improved GO
hatch is definitely better than all these popular entry level hatches.
In this TVC we can clearly see Bollywood heartthrob Ayushmann Khurrana is playing the role of a Datsun Go owner while the Maruti Suzuki owner is played by none other the iconic veteran actor Alok Nath himself who struggles with his own car while on other side we can see that the Datsun Go owner seems to be quite happy and satisfied with his hatches impressive power, mileage and the space it provides inside. This TVC is mainly targeted towards the young buyers of the country who rather chooses the modern outlook than the old way.
Datsun has already announced their future plans when they geared up and entered the competition holding hands with Nissan. They have already launched their products in Indonesia, India and also entered Russian markets. Now Datsun has introduced their budget hatch Go in the South Africa, with the unveiling Datsun has already initialized their first phase of comeback to the global market.
Datsun already sold a large number of vehicles till 1980’s and also was number one selling brand in South Africa between 1976-1978; people relied on the brand for its advanced engineering and technology.
Now once again in the year 2014, Datsun introduced their Go hatch in the South African market which will mostly attract the first time car buyers of the Country. This Go hatch which will be launched later this year in the South African market and will carry the same engine and configuration. The Go hatch is powered by a 1.2 Liter three Cylinder Petrol engine. This engine mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox produces about 68 Ps of peak power 5000 rpm and 104 nm of torque at 4000 rpm. Datsun claims that it returns 20.63 Km to a liter.
Vincent Cobee, Global Head of Datsun Said, “The return of Datsun to South Africa is integral to our expansion in high-growth markets where there are increasing numbers of upwardly-mobile people. Today’s launch marks the return of this legendary brand to the market place. 2014 will be the year we realize our goal making Datsun a reality for many customers across India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa,"
As already mentioned above the Datsun Go will go on sale in the South African market via the 30 dedicated dealerships later this year and will be priced less than 100,000 rand ($9,400) about INR 5.51 Lakhs.
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Praise Datsun’s effort of creating awareness amongst the people about their brand or the bold attitude of the modern Indian consumers for trying something out-of-the-box but the company is in all smiles now. This is due to the fact that it has been merely 10 days since Datsun launched their hatchback Go in India and it already sold 2072 units of their entry level hatch. Datsun Go has been manufactured in the Chennai technical facility owned by Nissan India and is priced under 4lakhs according to the promise made by the company.
Datsun Go added a new lease of life into the hatchback section of the country with a fresh and aggressive design and technology under a lucrative price tag. Though the Indians have a lot of hatchbacks to choose from but since Datsun is a new brand in the country, it seems that people are trying out this new brand for a change. The car flaunts follow-me-home headlamps in its exterior and AUX-in in its interior which is generally found in some premium segment cars. However this hatch does not have enough safety features which is the concern for many but it atleast can be hoped that if this car is well accepted here than in future the company might re-launch the same adding all the features which it lacks presently.
Datsun is right now busy with their next launch the Go+ MPV, let’s hope that this MPV will also be able to impress the Indian crowd with its features, interior space and above all pricing.
Entry level hatches are always in demand in India. Some of the reasons for that are they are easily affordable, needs minimum maintenance, returns descent fuel efficiency and lastly the spare parts comes cheap. Till now Maruti won the hearts of almost every Indian small family with the Maruti 800 and then came Alto which too became hot favorite. But gradually other foreign manufacturers too stepped in the Indian market such as Hyundai who launched Santro which shared the stage with the Alto in the past years then this Korean manufacturer later introduced the Eon in the year 2012 which also won many awards for the best hatch of that year because it provided comfort and quality interiors and also carried Hyundai’s new fluidic designed exterior.
Later Datsun too stepped in the most competitive segment of the Country with their much anticipated launch of the year the Go hatch. Datsun promised that they will price this new hatch quite aggressively and below 4 Lakh rupees and they have kept their promise and priced the Go well under 4 Lakh rupees.
Now these hatches will specially attract those who are first time car buyers or those who want a car for daily commute within the city. So we providing you with some important data which could prove useful for those who are looking for a budget hatch.
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Datsun unveiled their first Indian product a hatchback which they christened as GO couple of months ago.
The Sketches which were revealed earlier clearly showed that the new hatchback looks aggressive and stylish as well, and when it was finally unveiled it looked almost same as it was highlighted in the sketch. Datsun is all set to launch the GO on 19th March to compete against the other small car manufacturers of India like the Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai which are already present in the Indian market for quite some now. The Datsun GO hatchback is presently being developed by Nissan India at its Chennai technical facility.
The Datsun Go is powered by a new 3 cylinder Petrol engine which generates an impressive amount of power and also promises to return impressive fuel efficiency at the same time which perhaps is concern for many Indians.
Datsun promised to keep the pricing of their new hatch below 4 Lakh rupees and that will perhaps also give this fresh new hatch some edge over the others. Now if we look carefully most of the middle class family members of India prefer hatchbacks over others because they are cheap and easy to maintain and also drive within the city traffic, they can also be used for daily commute and occasional long drives. Now let’s find out whether this new hatch from Datsun will be able to fulfill all the criteria and make its name in one of the most competitive segments of the Country.
UPDATE 19/02/14Datsun kept their promise and launched the Go in India today. The prices of the hatch has been provided below.
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Nissan decide to revive the ’Datsun’ brand as part of their plan to expand into emerging markets. The first of the new Datsun cars has been christened ’Go’ and will soon be launched in India.
While official media drives are on in Hyderabad, we decided to take a look at the main rivals of the new Datsun Go hatchback.
The Datsun Go sits in a segment where Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai make up majority of the sales. How would the low-cost Datsun Go stack up against its main rivals? What does it have in store that could woo buyers away from the more established brands? And, is it any better than lets say, the Maruti Alto 800?
These are a few question we would try to answer as you read along. The Datsun Go was revealed at the 2014 Delhi Auto Expo where we got a feel of the interior and some of the features on the car. We were surprised when we hopped into the Datsun Go. Why? Well, read on to find out.
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Datsun, Nissan’s new low-cost brand showcased two of their products at the recent concluded Delhi Auto Expo. The Datsun Go and Datsun Go+ are built for the emerging markets and aim to become the new leader in the high volumes segment.
The first car to go on sale will be the Datsun Go hatchback. The company has now started accepting bookings for the new low-cost hatchback.
Although, Datsun is yet to reveal the official pricing and variant details of the hatchback, we expect the Datsun Go to cost under INR 4 lakh making it a true rival to India’s premier car maker- Maruti Suzuki.
Customers can book their Datsun Go by paying INR 11,000 as booking amount initially. Deliveries are said to begin by the latter half of March 2014.
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Datsun has plans of showcasing both the Go hatch and GO+ MPV which will soon make its way into our Indian market at the 2014, Auto Expo which will be held next month in Delhi. Beside the Go and Go+ MPV, Datsun also has plans of showcasing a totally new concept car which will have a completely different styling and will look totally different than the above mentioned vehicles.
Datsun who has showcased the Go recently is all set to begin its production at the Renault-Nissan JV’s Oragadam plant situated in Chennai. The hatchback will start selling in the Indian market from February end onward. Datsun said that they will price the Go hatch under Rs. 4 lakh which means that it will compete directly with Hyundai’s Eon and Maruti Suzuki’s Alto 800. A 1.2 liter 3 cylinder engine will power the Datsun Go hatch but the manufacturer also has plans of introducing a diesel engine in the near future.
As far as their Datsun’s MPV Go+ is concerned it will powered by a 1.2 liter petrol engine which will generate somewhere around 68 ps of maximum power. The Go+ will be a 7 seater vehicle with three row seating for the occupants inside and will compete directly with Maruti Suzuki Ertiga.
Datsun’s products are appealing and will definitely attract lots of attention if priced aggressively.