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. 3,79,305
-- Variants
Datsun Go D1
cc , 0 kmpl

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

Datsun Go Mileage --

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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 Variants
Datsun Go D1 --

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

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 D1
ABS --
Airbags --
Power Steering --
Power Windows Front-
Audio System --
Alloy Wheels --

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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 4 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), 1 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 D1 which has a engine and is for -- .

Datsun Go News

Datsun Go
Upcoming Cars between Rs 1 lakh - Rs 5 lakh in 2015
By Shivank Bhatt Posted on Jan,01,06 4:10 PM

Datsun GO+ The Datsun GO+ will be launched in India on January 15, 2015. The GO+ is based around the same platform as the companys GO hatchback. However, like its name suggests, the GO+ is a size bigger and comes with an additional third row

Datsun Go
Datsun to offer driver airbag on Go and Go+
By Siddharth Posted on Jan,01,16 1:34 PM

Datsun has been under fire from various quarters ever since the Global New Car Assessment Program (G-NCAP) presented its crash-test results of the Go hatchback in November 2014. There are questions over the way the tests were conducted and how

Datsun Go
Is the Datsun Go the right way to go
By Abhishek Chaliha Posted on Mar,03,20 11:34 PM

  The hatchback segment has been dominating car sales in India for decades now, and it continues to do so with 54 per cent market share in the automobile market held by the segment in February 2014. With good potential for the future as w

Datsun Go
Live Datsun Go Hatchback Launched and Priced from 3.12 Lakh Ex-Delhi
By Meghan Naik Posted on Mar,03,19 11:59 AM

Datsun Go has been launched in India at an exciting starting price of3.12 Lakhsex-showroom New Delhi. Datsun believes in making its products accessible to those millions of people who are aspiring to buy a car. The Go is an affordable hatchback in

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 Reviews

Expert Reviews

Datsun Go
Datsun GO+ test drive review
By Bunny Punia Posted on Dec,12,24 7:15 PM

Introduction Datsun made a re-entry into the Indian car market (and the global too) with the launch of the GO hatchback in March 2014. This budget hatchback was aimed towards first time car buyers and follows the mantra of offering more for le

Datsun Go
Datsun Go Experience Drive
By Shivank Bhatt Posted on Oct,10,30 11:05 AM

The Datsun brand had been phased out by Nissan in the early 1986. After nearly three decades of suspension, Nissan resurrected the Datsun brand in the year 2013. The company then announced of launching an entry level hatchback in India as its fir

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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Slightly excellent 1200 cc .
By Posted on Oct,10,14 6:11 PM

Pros Great Looks,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,

Cons Average Interiors,

When you drive this car which offer you mix millage of 18 km l in city + highway. Car is specious & with this price i don't think we will have 1200 cc engine . Car is having good grip on curved roads with high speed in line with CG is well balanced.I don't know about future maintenance, but worth buying this car at this moment . constraint is noisy engine due to 3 cylinders.

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Fabulous its affordable for all
By Posted on Jan,01,05 11:09 AM

Pros Great Looks,

Cons Average Interiors,

This car is going to Rock in 2015 many people can afford..

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By charan singh Posted on Nov,16,2014 at 16:21 PM

Its a nice and beautiful car. Excellent 1200cc engine. And Nissan is excellent brand.

By Subhash Kanbarkar Posted on Nov,08,2014 at 13:17 PM

At present we have seen the news regarding the crash test failure of Datsun Go. I have this car last month. What the
will be the Company stand on that How will going to know the details about the company explanation. Where we have to
write the complaint.

By francis daveed Posted on Oct,31,2014 at 09:43 AM

we are looking automatic version

By francis daveed Posted on Oct,31,2014 at 09:42 AM

is available automatic gear

By Arvind Posted on Oct,25,2014 at 19:05 PM

Very very bad experience with datsun go.... i purchased it on 21.10.14 & after 300 km run it start malfunctioning...
all electical items light ,indicator, centre locking ,tail lamp , power window stop working... & finnally i was not
able to start the car

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