Datsun Go+ MPV featured only driver airbag during crash test; body structure rated unstable
Made-in-India Datsun Go+ has disappointingly bagged one-star safety rating in crash test program conducted by Global NCAP and AA South Africa. The MPV scored one-star in adult occupant protection and two-star in child occupant protection. The crash test was performed at a speed of 54 kmph and the body structure has been rated as unstable leaving the occupants vulnerable to life threatening injury.
This India-made Datsun Go+ MPV was crash tested under the initiative #SaferCarsorAfrica along with other cars like Toyota Etios Liva, Volkswagen Polo Vivo, Renault Sandero and Chery QQ3. It comes as the cheapest MPV in the Indian market as the model is priced between Rs. 3.84 lakh and Rs. 5 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
On the safety front, it lacks some serious safety features like ABS with EBD, front passenger airbag, Isofix child seat etc. Apart from the driver airbag, it gets engine immobilizer and child safety lock. The driver airbag too comes as optional, not as a standard feature. Produced in 2017 only, the Datsun Go+ MPV reflected the test result of its hatchback sibling Datsun Go that scored 0/135 in a crash test in September last year performed in South Africa.
Latest test result of the Datsun Go+ MPV says despite having a single airbag, its steering wheel showed high compression to the chest of the driver that could lead to serious injury. Clearly, this car is one of the most unsafe vehicles available in Indian market.
Speaking about the Datsun Go+ MPV’s powertrain, it gets energy from a 1.2-litre DOHC three-cylinder petrol engine that is coupled with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The motor is capable of churning out 67 bhp of peak power at 5,000 rpm and 104 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. It is capable of delivering 19.44 kmpl of mileage.