The 2018 Datsun GO and 2018 Datsun GO+ will look more attractive and are expected to be safer than the current versions
The 2018 Datsun GO and the 2018 Datsun GO+, which are basically facelifts for the company’s budget hatchback and MPV, will launch in India next month. The updated versions are already on sale in Indonesia.
Going by the Indonesian versions, On the outside, the 2018 Datsun GO and 2018 Datsun GO+ will look sportier than before. Datsun is selling a body kit for these cars abroad but the same isn’t likely to come to India. Nevertheless, the new bumper, updated headlights and a bigger, more upright grille make the two vehicles look bolder than before.
The bumper will feature twin LED DRLs, which will further make these cars more upmarket. In the side profile, the top-end versions should offer stylish alloy wheels. The Outside Rear View Mirrors will have turn indicators integrated into them. The rear-end will feature a new bumper and rear washer and wiper.
Even the interior will have many changes. The dashboard will be totally new and will have a new shape for the central AC vents. The top-end model of the GO will have a 6.75-inch touchscreen and finally, the two cars will have a lockable glovebox. The instrument console will be new and will have an analogue tachometer. The bench-like seat at the front will be replaced with two bucket seats. The handbrake will be shifted to a conventional position between the two seats.
The 2018 Datsun GO and 2018 Datsun GO+ will offer an improved safety. All the variants will have a driver-side airbag, ABS, rear parking sensors, speed-sensing door lock, impact-sensing door unlock, and seatbelt reminder for front occupants. Other than this, the top-end model will offer electrically adjustable rear view mirrors and rear power windows.
The 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine is sold in Indonesia with a CVT but the same isn’t likely to make it to India. However, it would make sense for Datsun India to offer an AMT. Thanks to various upgrades, prices of the two vehicles could go up by up to Rs 50,000.