The word is out that Nissan is all set to bring out Datsun Go+ in the Indian market in the first month of 2015. The date is said to be January 15 for the second model of the Datsun series. The previous model of Go series was fairly successful, so its a second attempt in the industry but with improved and fine tuned model Datsun Go Plus MPV.
It is a well designed vehicle that looks quite sizeable from the outside while its interior does not reflect anything different. Datsun Go+ has a length of 3995mm, a width of 1635mm and a height of 1490mm. The wheelbase for the MPV stands at 2450mm while its ground clearance is 170mm. The design of the vehicle is such that it would make navigating through the Indian roads a piece of cake with a turning radius of 4.6 metres tackling intense traffic easier.
As far as aesthetics are concerned, Go Plus looks friendly and stylish at the same time and not too flashy, appropriate for any family. Although changes are only subtle compared to the predecessor model but the MPV is still a head turner especially if the right color is chosen. The vehicle is sleek and looks stylish with delicately designed front headlights.
Interiors of Datsun Go+ looks exquisite as well providing a nice cosy touch that is ideal for taking a large family out for a long journey. Seats can be reclined whereas the boot space is also ample letting passengers stay at ease for long and intense journeys. The upholstery for the interior is also classy with a soothing plain fabric touch. The vehicle is actually a seven seater which means this is a family car that allows you to take your companion, children and even your pet for a much needed getaway but the third row is more suitable for pets or children being little congested.
Datsun Go+ would run on a 1.2 litre petrol engine that holds a displacement of 1198cc with 3 cylinders to boost the performance. Power generated by the Datsun Go+ is 67bhp at 5000rpm whereas torque churned out is 104Nm at 4000rpm. These figures are more or less the same as the one delivered by Datsun Go. The transmission system has a 5 speed gearbox allowing users to switch between different speeds depending upon the traffic and road conditions. The fuel economy is also on the higher side with 20.62kmpl that should satisfy most. The mileage is applicable on highways whereas the city average would differ and may drop down to around 17kmpl.
Datsun Go+ will have the facility of power steering for the T variant which would be the top end variant, while other noticeable elements of the MPV would include central locking system, front power windows and HVAC system. For the lower variants, steering would be manual. The braking system uses ventilated discs along with drum brakes. There is a two point seat belt for the centre seat while the front and the rear seats have three point seat belts.
Although the conventional safety elements are provided for the car, the MPV does miss out on some of the really important ones including Anti-lock braking system, Electronic brake distribution and airbags.
Considering the specs and features along with the configuration of previous Datsun Go model, Datsun Go+ should be priced up to 4.2 lacs. If that is the case, it would be a very attractive car to choose, that should auger well with most of the middle class Indian audience. However the competition is going to be tight with the likes Honda Mobilio and Maruti Ertiga that are doing really well in the market.