Nissan is likely to launch facelifts of the Datsun Go and Go+ during this festive season, according to reports. Both will get visual updates and feature changes, but will be mechanically unchanged. Both cars will continue to be quite competitively priced.
The facelifts on both the Go and Go+ will be similar to what’s offered on the Indonesia-spec models. Notably, the facelifted Datsun Go and Go+ have already gone on sale in Indonesia. The India-spec versions will not get a CVT automatic gearbox though, and will continue with 5-speed manual transmissions as standard.
Both cars will use Nissan’s V Platform, and will be powered by the 1.2-litre HR12DE petrol engine. This three-cylinder motor makes 67 Bhp-104 Nm, and is a perky performer. While the Datsun Go will continue to seat five passengers, the Go+ will have space for seven passengers.
As for changes, the exteriors of both cars are likely to gain revised headlamps, new front bumpers with integrated DRLs, new front grille with a mesh design, chrome detailing around the front grille, 14-inch alloy wheels on the top-end variants and a reprofiled rear bumper. On the inside, both cars are likely to gain a new dashboard as the single biggest change.
New AC vents and a touchscreen infotainment system will be other major changes on the inside. A driver airbag and ABS are two features likely to be offered on the top-end trims. Other feature additions could include electrically adjustable wing mirrors, rear power windows, rear wash/wipe function and rear-parking sensors.
The cars are likely to continue in the sub-4 lakh territory for the entry-level variants. There will be no diesel engine on offer although select markets could see the 1.2-litre petrol engine being offered with a CNG-Petrol dual fuel option. Expect both cars to be launched in time for Diwali.