The Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) is a segment-first feature in the Datsun Go and Go+ and it helps in enhancing safety of the duo
Datsun India has today sent out a press release stating the inclusion of a new safety feature in its Go and Go Plus models. Claimed to be segment-first, the Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) technology is said to adhere to the commitment of Datsun in providing “world class driving experience” to its domestic customers.
Hardeep Singh Brar, Director Sales and Commercial, Nissan India told that the new technology is in line with Datsun’s focus on progressive mobility and it has been introduced for the owners to “drive with confidence”. The Japanese manufacturer has also revealed that the Go hatchback will be available in a new Vivid Blue colour scheme.
The Vehicle Dynamic Control system works in a way that it constantly keeps an eye on lateral acceleration, steering wheel position and wheel speed using various sensors present on-board and feeds the information on to the electronic stability control.
Depending on steering inputs in the Go and Go+ models, the way they behave during oversteer and understeer is kept in check to provide a safer driving experience to the customers. It helps in avoiding accidents and straying away from the roads during emergency situations. The system can also be seen in the Nissan Kicks launched in January 2019.
Both the Go hatchback and Go+ MPV come equipped with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Traction Control (TC) system and get a range of other standard safety features as well.
The highlighting feature in the Go and Go + is a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, voice recognition and smartphone integration. The system was introduced when the facelifted version of both the models went on sale in October 2018 and you could read our review in the attached link.
The Go duo is powered by a 1.2-litre inline three-cylinder petrol engine, which is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 67 bhp at 5,000 rpm and 104 Nm of peak torque delivered at 4,000 rpm. It is paired with a five-speed manual transmission only and helps in delivering claimed fuel economy of 19.83 kmpl.