Datsun Go

4.5/5 1 reviews

Datsun Go Variants

Petrol Variants

Datsun Go D
1198 cc Petrol, 20.6 kmpl |
Rs. 3,12,270
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Datsun Go A
1198 cc Petrol, 20.6 kmpl |
Rs. 3,46,482
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Datsun Go T
1198 cc Petrol, 20.6 kmpl | Check Features
Rs. 3,69,999
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Datsun Go Review

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  • Exterior
  • Engine & Performance
  • Mileage
  • Braking & Safety
  • Comfort

Editorial Test Drive Review of Datsun Go

Datsun, the low cost brand of Nissan, is making a re-entry into the Indian car market after decades. Their first product for the country is the low cost hatchback, the Go. The company claims they have invested years into making this car, which is the perfect Indian family car at a price point. The Go, to be made in the sane Nissan factory in Chennai, will be sold through existing Nissan dealers as well. 

The Go competes in the Rs 3-4 lac hatchback segment and comes across as a car with fresh design ideas. It is not striking or funky in any way but yet looks smart and young in the company of cars like the Santro, WagonR and the Alto range. The Go is a substantially big hatchback too and has good road presence - for example the huge grille up front and the distinctive Datsun logo at both the ends. The car is long though not very tall and 13-inch wheels do look small as compared to the body. Datsun is playing safe and will offer only 4 color models to choose from. 

On the inside, the Go is one of the more spacious cars in the segment. To start with, Datsun has done away with 2 bucket type seats up front and offered what seems more like a one piece bench arrangement. For this, the gear lever and hand brake lever had to be re-positioned - it does make sense as the Go feels really spacious up front and further, a couple can even snug in close and sit in a cosy manner! That said, features are missing - we did expect a day-night internal mirror, internal adustable outside mirrors, cup-holders, vanity mirror etc. Overall fit and finish however is on par with the rivals. At the back, things are again basic with no power windows, no rear speakers, no cup / bottle holders or even a parcel tray. The boot is massive and completely outshines the rivals in this regard.

One of the biggest USP of the Go is the engine - Datsun hasnt cut corners here and it comes with the same 1.2-litre engine as seen in the Nissan Micra and the Renault Pulse. Power is down from 76PS to 68PS (same as low cost Micra Active) though torque remains same at a very healthy 104Nm. This 3-cylinder motor has further been tweaked for better economy which now stands at a rated 20.6kmpl. There is no automatic option on offer and the 5-speed gearbox feel spot on for this engine. To cut costs, NVH levels have been sacrificed and the car does get very vocal when pushed hard. 

On the ride and handling front, the Go plays very safe. Big windows add to the airy feel and also aid in visibility  - its a fuss free car to drive in town and on the highway and the suspension does its job pretty well, better than most of the rivals in the segment. Steering isnt very light but on the good side, has enough feedback at high speeds. Talking of highways, push the car hard and it will easily do serious triple digit speeds, thanks to a bigger heart under the hood. 

The Go packs a lot of punch. However, its a low cost car and this is evident - a single reverse light, omission of features, no safety options et al. However, Datsun has done its homework and knows the Indian consumer very well. Pricing is always the key to success and we expect the base "D" version, without air-con and power-steering to start at Rs 2.99 lac, extending to Rs 3.5 for the top of the line "T" version. 

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Datsun Go Pros & Cons


  • Has a big car feel
  • Spacious and big in size


  • NVH levels could be better
  • Misses out on safety features

Datsun Go Exteriors

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Datsun Go Exterior vs Similar Cars Exterior

Datsun Go

Hyundai Eon

Maruti WagonR

Nissan Micra Active
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What we like
  • Biggest car in the segment
  • Fresh new design
  • Stylish design
  • Decent quality
  • New grille is better looking
  • Looks more premium now
  • Sharper looks now
  • Interesting styling
What we don't like
  • 13-inch wheels look small
  • No optional alloy wheels
  • Looks small
  • Small tyres hamper looks
  • Side, rear styling is same
  • Still boxy
  • Looks not to all tastes
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Datsun Go Comfort & Suspension

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Datsun Go Engine & Performance

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Datsun Go Handling Braking & Safety

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Datsun Go Mileage and Running Costs

Datsun Go Mileage

Datsun Go Petrol Variants
Datsun Go D 20.6 kmpl
Datsun Go A 20.6 kmpl
Datsun Go T 20.6 kmpl

Datsun Go Petrol Mileage

 The Datsun Go comes with a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine that has been tuned for economy. At a rated 20.6kmpl (as per ARAI), the Go is one of the most fuel efficient cars in the segment. Expect a city economy of 14-16kmpl easily

Datsun Go Mileage vs Similar Cars Mileage

Datsun Go

Hyundai Eon

Maruti WagonR
Similar Petrol Cars Mileage A20.6 kmpl
D20.6 kmpl
T20.6 kmpl
D-Lite21.1 kmpl
D-Lite +21.1 kmpl
ERA + 21.1 kmpl
Magna +21.1 kmpl
Sportz21.1 kmpl
Lx20.51 kmpl
Lxi20.51 kmpl
Vxi20.51 kmpl

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Datsun Go Features

Datsun Go D A T
ABS No No No
EBD No No No
Airbags No No No
Child safety lock Yes Yes Yes
Immobilizer Yes Yes Yes
Traction control No No No
Hill control No No No
Hill descent No No No
4WD No No No
ESP No No No
Central locking No No Yes
Power Steering No Yes Yes
Tilt Steering No No No
Power windows No No Front-Yes
Auto down for power windows No No No
Anti-pinch for power windows No No No
Cup holders No No No
Air-con No Yes Yes
Rear A/c vents No No No
Audio system No No Yes
Keyless start-stop button No No No
Electric mirrors No No No
Electric foldable mirrors No No No
Deffoger No No No
Tachometer Yes Yes Yes
Leather seats No No No
Arm rest No No No
Reversing camera No No No
Steering controls No No No
Bluetooth connectivity No No No
Driver info display Yes Yes Yes
Cruise control No No No
Foot rest No No No
Remote boot release Yes Yes Yes
Driver seat height adjust No No No
Chilled glovebox No No No
Power Seats No No No
Keyless entry No No No
Fog lights No No No
Sunroof No No No
Moon Roof No No No
Rear wiper No No No
Auto headlamps No No No
Rain sensing wipers No No No
Steel rims Yes Yes Yes
Alloy wheels No No No
Rear spoiler No No No
Roof rails No No No
Chrome grille No Yes Yes
Projector lamps No No No
Day time running lamps No No No

Datsun Go Colors

No Color is availbe on site for Datsun Go.

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Datsun Go Price

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Datsun Go Petrol Price
Datsun Go D Rs 3.12 Lakh On-Road Price
Datsun Go A Rs 3.46 Lakh On-Road Price
Datsun Go T Rs 3.70 Lakh On-Road Price

Datsun Go Price vs Similar Cars Price

Petrol Option Diesel Option

Datsun Go
Rs 3.12 L - 3.70 L On-Road Price N/A  

Hyundai Eon
Rs 3.15 L - 3.85 L On-Road Price N/A  

Maruti WagonR
Rs 3.52 L - 4.08 L On-Road Price N/A  

Nissan Micra Active
Rs 3.38 L - 4.72 L On-Road Price N/A  

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harjinder | Posted on Apr,15,2014 at 13:04 PM
please tell me net prise of top model Reply to this post  
surya | Posted on Apr,09,2014 at 08:49 AM
there r no safety features.... Reply to this post  
raja | Posted on Apr,07,2014 at 22:11 PM
Good to see the car where we get this car in chennai Reply to this post  
PRABATH | Posted on Mar,30,2014 at 16:05 PM
k.venkata reddy | Posted on Mar,09,2014 at 12:57 PM
it's good i want total details of this car please send Reply to this post  
P.M.L.Rao | Posted on Mar,02,2014 at 03:23 AM
I am interested in this car. What is the likely price for diesel version in Bangalore. Reply to this post  
Madhan Gautham | Posted on Mar,10,2014 at 09:51 AM
Sorry Mr. Rao, but there is no diesel version available as of now.
k.s.murthy | Posted on Feb,20,2014 at 13:30 PM
i would like to buy this car. pl advise exact on-road price in hyderabad.What is the booking amount when it will be
delivered and colours available. Reply to this post  
karthikkeyan.n.dv | Posted on Feb,13,2014 at 10:33 AM
Details of dealers in Chennai and contact number. when booking will start.9677205612 Reply to this post  
Vinesh | Posted on Feb,11,2014 at 01:57 AM
I will hav 2 purchase this car Reply to this post  
HARI VEDANTAM | Posted on Feb,10,2014 at 19:44 PM
lovely car...beautyfull ...looking fir diesel version...pls mail me Reply to this post  
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