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Datsun Introduces CVT Models Of GO, GO+

  • Oct 14, 2019
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Datsun has launched the continuously variable transmission (CVT) models of the GO hatchback and the GO+ multipurpose vehicle (MPV). But the CVT is being offered only in the top-level T and T(O) models of both cars that are hauled by the same 1.2-litre petrol motor.



The CVT versions of the Datsun GO T and the GO T(O) are priced at ₹5.94 lakh and ₹6.18 lakh respectively. The GO+ T and GO+ T (O), on the other hand, are pegged at ₹6.58 lakh and ₹6.80 lakh respectively. The CVT has added a premium of around ₹1 lakh on the price of the manual version of both cars.



The Datsun models are the last cars in their respective segments to come with an automatic transmission option. The Japanese manufacturer, however, is the first to offer the CVT in the segment. The CVT is a more sophisticated and refined technology. Datsun is expected to upgrade the current 1.2-litre unit to BS-VI standard soon, since the new emission norm will come into effect from 1 April.

The GO+ is the only sub-4m MPV to have an automatic transmission model. The Renault Triber, as of now, comes with only a 5-speed manual transmission option.



The Datsun GO locks horns with competitors like Tata Tiago, Hyundai Santro, and the Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Ignis, and WagonR. All these cars are hauled by a petrol engine and have automated manual transmission (AMT) options in the lower versions as well. The Hyundai Santro commands an ex-showroom price between ₹5.26 lakh to ₹5.65 lakh. The Maruti Suzuki WagonR, meanwhile, is pegged between ₹5.26 lakh to ₹5.91 lakh. Maruti Ignis, at ₹5.83 lakh, has the highest entry-level price of automatic transmission models in the segment. The top-level Ignis has an ex-showroom price of ₹7.10 lakh. The GO, however, has largely been an underperformer in its class.

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