14-inch alloy wheels
Reverse parking sensors
In terms of design and styling, the Datsun GO looks fairly utilitarian but there are some subtle hints of sharp creases spread all over. The front of the car has the familiar-looking Datsun grille with a silver border. Along with this, one can also see halogen headlamps and vertically mounted LED DRLs beneath them. The most interesting element on the sides are the 14-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. The Datsun GO is offered in six colour options including Ruby Red, Bronze Gray, Amber Orange Vivid Blue, Blade Silver and Opal White. All these are single tone colours and there are no dual-tone options on offer.
Even on the inside, the Datsun GO has a fairly basic but functional layout. There is a round steering wheel with no controls on it, the MID has two large analogue dials and a small digital display and there is a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment unit at the centre. The gear lever is mounted on a console extruding out from the dashboard itself. Datsun has fitted the GO with something called ‘anti-fatigue seats’ which maximise comfort for the occupants.
The Datsun GO comes with only one engine option that is a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder, naturally-aspirated unit. This engine produces slightly different outputs depending on the transmission options. When paired to a manual transmission, the engine makes 67hp of peak power and peak torque of 104Nm comes at 4000rpm. With the CVT, the power output jumps up to 76hp while the torque output remains the same at 104, however, it is now achieved at 4400rpm.
As mentioned before, the Datsun GO comes with two transmission options. One is a conventional 5-speed manual and the other is a CVT. The CVT is a sensible option for anyone that wants the more powerful version of the car or has to negotiate a lot of traffic on a daily basis. The automatic is, however, only being offered in the top two T and T(O) trims.
The braking setup on the Datsun GO consists of a fairly basic yet effective setup of disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear. It also gets features like ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, VDC and two airbags as standard.
Since the Datsun GO is an entry-level hatchback and comes with a fairly frugal 1.2-litre NA engine, it is a good pick for mileage conscious buyers. Datsun claims that the vehicle can return a mileage of 19.02kmpl in the manual version while the CVT can return a higher figure of 19.59kmpl.