Datsun launched the Go facelift in October 2018 with updated exterior and interior alongside a number of feature additions
Datsun has the Go entry-level hatchback as one of its popular products in the Indian market and it recently received a facelift along with its MPV cousin, the Go Plus. The hatchback, with exterior enhancements and interior revisions, appears to have well received among customers judging by the sales numbers in the last two months.
The 2018 Datsun Go managed to garner a total of 598 units in November 2018. In comparison to the same month last year, only 351 units were sold. Therefore, at a YoY sales increase of 70 percent, the facelifted Go has moved in the positive direction in terms of sales.
In the month of October 2018 when the updated Go entered the market, the budget brand of Nissan did a good job of selling a decent 857 units. The sales volume of Datsun Go is no means segment leading or even close to that but it’s figures are significant for the brand in having a strong foothold in the budget space.
In contrary to Go, the Go Plus facelift endured 34 percent YoY de-growth as only 346 units were sold in November 2018. Despite the arrival of the two updates models, the Redi-Go remains as the top-seller for the Japanese company as 1,302 units were sold last month.
The 2018 Datsun Go and Go Plus are offered with new paint schemes such as Amber Orange and Sunstone brown respectively while the cosmetic updates have made them look more matured and modern with the inclusion of LED Daytime Running Lights, 14-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, newly designed bumper, reworked headlamps and air intake, etc.
Stepping inside the cabin, you could see that Datsun has improved the upmarket quality of both the models with a new dashboard comprising of updated instrument binnacle, segment-first seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto connectivity, voice recognition and navigation.
No mechanical changes have been made as the Go and Go Plus continue to use the 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine, which is good enough to generate a maximum power output of 67 bhp and 104 Nm of peak torque. It is connected to a five-speed manual transmission only.