As we’ve been saying for a while now, Datsun India plans to launch an updated version of the Go budget hatchback and its seven-seater MPV derivative, the Go+. Both these models will go on sale sometime next month. Recently, the Go+ facelift was spotted testing, and now a new spy image has surfaced online.
The mid-life facelift for the Go hatchback infuses a lot of freshness and even some boldness. The Datsun Go facelift comes with an entirely refreshed front-end, which gets a new bumper, a bigger grille with a different chrome trim, updated headlamps, and even Daytime Running Lights (DRLs). The top-end trim might even get a set of stylish alloy wheels.
Akin to the exterior, the interior will receive a set of updates too. The most prominent change will be the new dashboard. The dashboard-mounted gearlever gets a new design, too. The biggest highlight, however, will be the new 6.75-inch touchscreen integrated with the dashboard. The touchscreen infotainment system is likely to offer Bluetooth and smartphone mirroring technology. The instrument cluster will also be new and will have a tachometer. In addition, the bench-type front seats have been replaced with two individual bucket seats. Thanks to this, the handbrake has been repositioned to the centre of the two seats from its current position on the dashboard.
Also, the updated car will offer power windows on all four doors. The steering wheel will get a new design and will carry an airbag. In all likelihood, the car will also get an ABS to be compliant with the upcoming safety norms. The Indonesia-spec Go facelift misses out on ABS but offers an optional CVT. That said, it doesn’t look like the CVT option will make it to our market. However, the possibility of an optional AMT can’t be ruled out. The Datsun Go hatchback will continue to be powered by the HR12DE 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine. This engine offers a maximum power of 67 bhp along with a peak torque of 104 Nm. The engine will come mated to a five-speed manual transmission.
The Datsun Go hatchback hasn’t been too successful in finding a lot of takers. It will be quite interesting to see if the updated car will be able to attract small car buyers.
Source – Autocar India
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