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Datsun Go And Go+ Facelift To Get Android Auto And Apple CarPlay!


New photos and details revealed by Datsun show cars which could be really popular in their segments, will these cars be priced as competitively as they are now?

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New Datsun Go and Go+ Get Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Datsun has revealed more details about the upcoming Datsun Go hatchback and Datsun Go+ compact MPV. Currently available for pre-booking, the Datsun twins will be much more than a mere facelift, they will also be fitted with a first-in-class multimedia system and safety-enhancing features.

Exterior design

New Datsun Go and Go+ Get Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Changes to the exterior design are limited to the front fascia, ORVMs and the wheels.

Both the Go and the Go+ will feature a new bumper and grille design, both adding a bit of sportiness to the design. The bumpers also get noticeable vertically stacked LED DRLs.

New Datsun Go and Go+ Get Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

The ORVM covers will be body coloured too in the new Go and Go+, may be limited to the top-of-the-line variants. Also limited to the top variants will be the new 14-inch alloy wheels, instead of the older 13-inch steel wheels with full covers.

Inside design

New Datsun Go and Go+ Get Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

The bolder design theme continues on the inside too. Unlike the mostly beige-and-brown interior of the pre-facelift models, the new Datsun Go and Go+ will feature all-black interiors with faux carbon-fibre inserts on the door pads, and centre console. A brushed aluminium plastic inserts also adorn the centre console, the gear console and the door handles.

The central A/C vents are now rectangular-ish instead of circular, forcing the hazard warning button to move to the lower centre console near the gear console. The hazard warning switch is placed where the earlier car had its archaic pull-type handbrake, the new Datsun Go and Go+ get a conventional handbrake lever.

New Datsun Go and Go+ Get Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Fitting a traditional handbrake also means that the connected front seats on the older cars have been replaced by traditional individual bucket seats. This has also freed up space to place cup holders/mobile phone placemats on the floor. The other big addition to the cabin is, of course, the proper armrests on the doors, the driver-side armrest features four power window switches - meaning that at least some variants of the new Go and Go+ will feature power windows for all doors.

Touchscreen!

New Datsun Go and Go+ Get Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

The Datsun Go hatchback competes against the likes of the Tata Tiago, Maruti Suzuki WagonR, Maruti Suzuki Alto K10, the Maruti Suzuki Celerio and the Hyundai Eon. The Datsun Go+, meanwhile, the Datsun Go+ is unique, being the only 7-seat equipped car at its price.

New Datsun Go and Go+ Get Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Both the cars will now be available with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system! This, apart from having an in-built multimedia player with Bluetooth/Aux-in/USB/Radio playback also supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity with Google Maps navigation.

Safety

New Datsun Go and Go+ Get Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

The Datsun Go and Go+ will be fitted with dual front airbags, ABS+EBD+BA, rear parking sensors, driver-side seatbelt reminder and escort headlamps as standard across all variants. While these features have been added to comply with upcoming safety norms, the Datsun twins will have the first mover advantage.

Mechanicals

New Datsun Go and Go+ Get Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Both the new Datsun Go and Go+ are expected to be offered with the same petrol-manual powertrains as their pre-facelift variants. This means the same 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol motor developing 68PS/104Nm will be paired to a 5-speed manual transmission powering the front wheels.

Priced of both the cars are expected to increase considering the number of features which will be added. The Datsun Go hatchback is currently priced from Rs 3.38 lakh to Rs 4.41 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. Meanwhile, the Datsun Go+ compact-MPV is priced from Rs 3.95 lakh to Rs 5.25 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi.

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