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. 3,69,999

Editorial Test Drive Review of Datsun Go

Comfort
Looks
Engine
Interiors
Safety
Mileage

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

Datsun Go Mileage View full detail

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

Engine

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 Colors

No Color is available on site for Datsun Go.

Datsun Go Price

Datsun Go Price in New Delhi

Rs 3.12 L - 3.70 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 3.70 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 3.70 Lakh .

Datsun Go News

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 Gaadi.com 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

Datsun Go
Rendering of the Datsun Go Sedan stacks it up against the Amaze, Dzire and Etios compact sedans
By Meghan Naik Posted on Jul,07,24 11:05 AM

Indian car market is flooded with several options in the hatchback segment. Datsun Go is the latest hatchback that was announced in the segment. What we have here is a rendering of the compact sedan based on the Datsun Go hatchback. In recent times t

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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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DATSAN - GO - FUTURE CAR IN INDIAN MARKET
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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Rs 3.12 L - 3.70 L
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