Datsun Go

Datsun Go Variants

Petrol Variants
Datsun Go D
1198 cc Petrol, 20.6 kmpl
Rs. 3,12,270
Datsun Go A
1198 cc Petrol, 20.6 kmpl
Rs. 3,46,482
Datsun Go T
1198 cc Petrol, 20.6 kmpl
Rs. 3,79,303

Editorial Test Drive Review of Datsun Go


Side View 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.

Pros: Has a big car feel, Spacious and big in size
Cons: NVH levels could be better, Misses out on safety features

Datsun Go Interiors

The interiors of the Datsun Go are extremely spacious for it's segment. Although, fit and finish and quality of plastics could have been better.

Datsun Go Engine & Performance

Datsun Go Mileage and Running Costs

Datsun Go Petrol Mileage 20.6 kmpl

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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 Specifications and Features

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 3785 mm
Overall Width 1635 mm
Overall Height 1485 mm
Ground Clearance 170 mm


Torque 104
Displacement 1198 cc
Power 68
No of Cylinders 3

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage Highway --
Mileage City --
Mileage Overall --

Wheels & Tyres

Tyres 155/70 R13
Wheel Size 13 inch
Wheel Type Steel rims

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Datsun Go Features

Datsun Go D A T
Power Steering
Power Windows Front-
Audio System
Alloy Wheels

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Datsun Go Colors

Datsun Go Color is coming soon.

Datsun Go Price

Datsun Go Price in New Delhi

Rs 3.12 L - 3.79 L
ex-showroom price in New Delhi
Check On Road Price

The ex showroom price of Datsun Go ranges from Rs 3.12 Lakh to Rs 3.79 Lakh. Datsun Go is available in 3 variants. To find the on road price of Datsun Go you need to click on the check on road price.

Datsun Go has 3 Petrol variant(s), the cheapest variant is Datsun Go D which has a Petrol engine, and starts at Rs 3.12 Lakh, the most expensive variant is Datsun Go T which has a Petrol engine and is for Rs 3.79 Lakh .

Datsun Go News

Datsun Go
Report Datsun Go Plus MPV Confirmed for Launch in India in 2014
By Meghan Naik Posted on Mar,03,19 7:43 PM

Datsun at the Go hatchback launch event today revealed that its next product in line for launch in India will be the Datsun Go Plus MPV. Datsun India today launched the Datsun Go hatchback in India from a base price of just 3.12 Lakh. The Go hatchba

Datsun Go
Datsun India Opens Bookings for Go Hatchback, Launch in March
By Meghan Naik Posted on Feb,02,17 5:05 PM

Datsun India has opened bookings for the Datsun Go hatchback in Indi and it is expected to be launched in March. For 11,000 you can now pre-order your Go hatchback and the prices when it is launched is expected to be around the 4 Lakh mark which

Datsun Go
Datsun Go Roadshow kicks off
By Abhishek Chaliha Posted on Dec,12,16 11:17 AM

Expected price Under Rs 4 lac Expected launch period April 2014 Engine specs 1.2-litre petrol, manual Official page on Datsun Go Datsun is building the hype for its Go hatchback that is going to be launched in India in April 2014

Datsun Go
Spied Datsun Go Spotted Testing in Chennai
By Meghan Naik Posted on Oct,10,28 11:14 AM

Datsun Go is one of the most highly awaited hatchback cars in the country for 2014. It has been spotted testing in Chennai without any camouflage. The badging on the car seems to have been taped up to hide its identity but for a car enthusiast Mr. Re

Datsun Go
Datsun Go to go on sale at Nissan showrooms
By Meghan Naik Posted on Jul,07,25 11:42 AM

Datsun Go was recently announced in Delhi to go on sale sometime in 2014 in India. Datsun is Nissans low cost car brand which was recently resurrected after decades of being out of the car market globally. Datsun Go is the hatchback car which will f

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Expert Reviews

Datsun Go
Datsun Go Test Drive & Review in India
By Bunny Punia Posted on Mar,03,10 4:50 PM

Introduction India is home to the 2nd largest passenger car market in the world and the entry level small hatchback segment alone, under Rs 4 lac, has over a dozen offerings for the customers. Even a half-done job or a decently good hatchback

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By Posted on Apr,04,08 12:36 PM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,

Cons Average Interiors,

Datsun Go is a new car in Indian market. It is fulfill all requirement of family members such as space, powerful AC, Great pickup with 1200 cc engine. Lookwise is also good in similar segment. Pick-up will not down when AC is on. I think people will like this car.

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Good first car for the Indian family
By Posted on Sep,09,05 1:12 PM

Pros Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,Space!

Cons Average Interiors,Lack of features

No I dont own the "Go" but recently took a test ride while picking up a car for my friend. Let me start with the dealer experience - the salesman knew what he was talking about and the test drive lasted more than we wanted - no issues over there. The car now - it doesnt look something that can be called WOW but certainly has a big car feel. Color options are nice but no alloy wheels even on the top end. Interiors While the space is really good in the Go, you miss out on features and that premium feel. Its a practical car no doubt but not something I would love to be in on a daily basis. That said Indians love a big boot and this has it! Engine and economy While the engine felt peppy when we drove the car (even with four people and AC), it did feel very noisy. The gear shift was rough and noise insulation bad. We dont need a quick car Datsun, we need a noiseless one ) Overall, its a big step forward in the segment and gives more to a customer for his money. All the best to Datsun for this new car

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options of car
By Posted on Sep,09,05 3:09 PM

Pros Great Looks,

Cons Average Interiors,

The car is best but when people choose for full options (top model) ,they don't get it full. For eg power windows.

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By Nilesh.G.Jaiswal. Posted on Sep,10,2014 at 09:46 AM

Is the sales &service is available of Datson go car in Nagpur(Orange) city in maharashtra. Let me know Thanks

By chander mohan lath Posted on Sep,03,2014 at 01:53 AM

a good entry level car but without safety measures

By Jagmohan Posted on Aug,27,2014 at 22:10 PM

Does GO has automatic version and whats the price

By arun thapar Posted on Aug,22,2014 at 14:10 PM

i want auto matic tansmition car within range 5to7 lac

By arun thapar Posted on Aug,22,2014 at 14:08 PM

i want autotransmition car tyep with rang 5 to7 lac under phisically handicap person

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