Datsun took the top-end GO and played around by adding a slew of new design elements and features to create the GO-live
In a bid to make its presence felt at the ongoing GIIAS (Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show) 2018, Datsun has debuted a special edition model. The Datsun GO-live has graced the show floor after previewing itself under concept form at the last edition of GIIAS. Since the Japanese brand announced that a special edition is arriving at the motoring exhibition, we have been wondering what it might have been and now the model has met the limelight.
It accompanies latest crop of Datsun vehicles sold in Indonesia and of them the facelifted GO hatchback and GO Plus MPV will be introduced in India by the festive season. Moreover, a special edition of Redi-GO is also on the cards and the GO-live could reach here in the near future. In India and elsewhere, the GO has often been treated with limited editions to attract more customers and the GO-live does not deviate from that attitude of Datsun.
Datsun took the top-end GO and played around by adding a slew of new design elements and features to render a thorough distinction compared to the standard model. The company says GO-live enables an unique and “bold new personality”. It is obviously created as a limited production-run model to adhere the needs of Indonesian buyers seeking certain levels of personalisation.
The Nissan sub-brand is displaying GO and GO Plus, besides the recently launched Cross compact crossover. Datsun has also made the three models available for test drives at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition venue. Datsun wants to hook up young professionals looking for daily urban commuting with the GO-live and its deliveries will commence from November 2018 onwards in Indonesia.
On the outside, the Datsun GO-live features grey paint job with contrast yellow touches. It adorns a bold and sporty body kit with side mouldings, rear diffuser, roof-integrated spoiler and front spoiler finished in bright yellow colour. In Indonesia, consumers can choose between four body colours: White, Silver, Grey and Black while the roof gets black paint and yellow accents.
As for the interior, the Datsun GO-live gains striking yellow stitches on the seats, yellow seat belts and instrument panel having backlit meter scales with yellow highlights. No powertrain changes have been made as the 1.2-litre petrol engine making 78 horsepower continues to be employed. It is mated to an Xtronic CVT automatic or a five-speed manual as standard.
Pre-orders for Datsun GO-live MT begin from today for prices starting at IDR 135 million Rupiah and it goes all the way up to IDR 150.5 million Rupiah for GO-live CVT.