Datsun Go hatchback facelift in CarToq’s render

Datsun has revealed the Cross – a crossover version of the Datsun Go+ in Indonesia. The Datsun Cross gets a range of stylistic changes, making it look much more macho than the Go+. Some of the styling cues will be added to the Go and Go+’s facelifted models. The Go Facelift will be launched in India later this year. Here is a render that shows what the facelifted car will look like.

Datsun Go hatchback facelift in CarToq’s render

As you can see from the render, the key differences in the front-end styling include new headlamps, grille and a sharper lookking front bumper. Similar changes – revised tail lamps and rear bumper – are also likely. On the inside, the dashboard will get major revisions. The beige trim is expected to be replaced by a classier black paint scheme. The center console could also be redesigned to accommodate a touchscreen infotainment unit.

There are no mechanical changes expected on both the facelifted Go and Go+ cars. They will continue to use the 1.2 liter-3 cylinder engine borrowed from the Nissan Micra. The HR12DE engine will produce a peak power of 67 Bhp, with peak torque rated at 104 Nm. Though the engine gets gruff when revved hard, it likes to be revved hard. The light weight of the cars give them plenty of pep. The 5 speed gearbox comes with precise shifts.

It remains to be seen if Datsun introduces an AMT option on the facelifted Go and Go+. Such an addition would make these cars attractive among city car buyers looking for both convenience and fuel efficiency at an affordable price tag. Select markets may get the CNG-petrol dual fuel option. The facelifted Go and Go+ are likely to be big on value, with affordable price tags. The Go will continue to be sold as a five seater while the Go+ will be a seven seater.