Datsun’s Go was the first car launched by Nissan under the Datsun brand in the entry level hatchback segment. The Go was launched to take on established entry-level hatchbacks like the Maruti Alto and Hyundai Eon. The Datsun Go offers excellent value and class leading space in a rather i
ntriguing package. The only thing letting the Go down is poor brand connect and network in smaller towns where entry level hatchbacks rule the roost. The Datsun Go price ranges from Rs. 3.24 to 4.05 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi).Read MoreRead Less
The Datsun Go is a budget hatchback but looks a lot more premium from the outside than its peers. The large headlamps and prominent Datsun logo sitting on the trapezoidal grille, wide haunches and large greenhouse make the Go look impressive. The Go is based on the old Nissan Micr a but re-skinned to look contemporary. Blackened B-pillars are a nice touch in side profile but the small Strada tyres in those massive wheel wells look odd.
The Go gets two tone grey and beige trim interior and is built at a strict budget. The most interesting features on the inside are the bench seat for the front row and the mobile docking station that does all your entertainment duties. No conventional music system has been provided to keep costs of the system and wiring down. Nissan believes that most car owners use their smart phones for in-car entertainment these days so the docking station is good enough.
The Go uses a 1.2-Litre petrol engine which is the largest in its class and offers good levels of performance. Specifications include power at 68PS and a healthy 104Nm of torque, making the Datsun Go quite peppy on the move. The Go is also a very light car weighing in at just 903kg. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and gets electric power steering as standard. Ventilated disc brakes up front and drum brakes for the rear tyres offer good stopping power but the 155 section 13 inch tyres are made of poor quality rubber. Since the Go is a light car, it returns impressive mileage of 20.4kmpl.
The Go is a size bigger than its competitors, offers good ride quality and a large 265 litre boot. NVH levels are a bit high, body roll without roll bars is pronounced and the tyre compound is disappointing as it shreds too easily. But for a car built on a budget, the Go is a well rounded car. Read MoreRead Less
Space, build quality, fuel economy
Base version very basic, no glovebox, tyre size.
A good entry-level car with good driving dynamics. It doesn't feel cheap either. Has class leading passenger and boot space and good visibility. Service reach across India is no where near its competitors though.