The Datsun Go hatchback is the latest upstart in the Indian entry-level hatchback space and the car is seeing strong initial sales momentum what with 2,072 units of the Go sold in just 10 days of its launch here. The Datsun Go’s strong showing has also meant that Nissan India has moved out of the sales doldrums by posting monthly sales of 7,019 units, led mainly by the Go and the Terrano car models. The Micra and Sunny continue to be laggards at the hustings.
Expect this number to go up in the coming months as the Go gets entrenched into the Indian market. The Go is produced at the Renault-Nissan joint manufacturing facility at Oragadam, off Chennai. Click here for 8 reasons on why the Datsun Go is a good buy. The car is a low cost offering, the first such model from the newly resurrected Datsun brand.
The Datsun Go features a 1.2 liter petrol engine (67 Bhp-104 Nm), which is a detuned version of the one found on the Nissan Micra, and shares the V platform and many parts with the latter. A five speed manual gearbox is standard on the Datsun Go, which is much larger than its competition, read Maruti Alto and WagonR, and the Hyundai Eon and i10. Spacious interiors are a major part of the Datsun Go’s appeal.
The Datsun Go starts at 3.12 lakh rupees, going up to 3.70 lakh rupees. Nissan has managed to keep prices low by cost engineering various parts of the Datsun Go while also cutting corners, which could annoy a prospective buyer. Nissan India sells a range of accessories for the Datsun Go in the form of pre-configured accessory packs. Click here for more details.