Both the hatchback and MPV have gained sportier exterior courtesy of a number of changes; new CVT option is available only in the updated GO
Datsun has introduced facelifted versions of the GO and GO+ models for the Indonesian market following the market entry of the Cross a few weeks ago. The 2018 Datsun GO and 2018 Datsun GO+ have their prices start at IDR 102,990,000 (Rs. 4.92 lakh) and IDR 112,380,000 (Rs. 5.37 lakh) respectively.
The updated models come with cosmetic changes alongside feature additions and mechanical revisions. The 2018 Datsun GO and GO+ were not expected to receive major tweaks but since the arrival of Cross and the spy pictures back there, the expectations had certainly been on the up.
Both the hatchback and MPV have gained sportier exterior courtesy of a number of changes. They include wider and more imposing hexagonal grille assembly, revised headlights, reworked front bumper with vertically positioned LED Daytime Running Lights, sporty dual-spoke 14-inch alloy wheels, a rather busy front bumper, new rear washer and wiper, wing mirrors with integrated turn signals and new rear bumper with faux air vents.
On the inside, the Japanese low-cost brand of Nissan has applied some substantial modification such as a completely revised dashboard and centre console, new instrument panel and central air vents that are rectangular in shape. Perhaps the biggest inclusion of them all is the arrival of a 6.75-inch touchscreen infotainment system and improved seating comfort on both hatchback and MPV.
Datsun has made revisions to the chassis as well by providing better insulation to ensure more comfort. The 2018 Datsun GO gets a new CVT option which is not available in the MPV. However, the five-speed manual transmission equipped variants of both the models use the same 1.2-litre three cylinder petrol engine which is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 68 PS and 104 Nm of peak torque.
The CVT-spec Datsun GO has a higher power output from the same engine at 78 PS and 104 Nm. Datsun is more likely to bring the Go and Go+ facelifts to India later this year or in early 2019 but the presence of CVT option is still doubtful.