The Datsun Go Plus (Datsun Go+) MPV has just been unveiled in Indonesia and this vehicle is the second one in the line-up of Datsun vehicles globally, marking the comeback of the Datsun brand. In July, Datsun had a global unveil of the Go hatchback in India and this has been unveiled in Indonesia as well.
The Datsun Go+ is a seven-seater (5+2) MPV that will initially be sold in Indonesia, before getting into other markets, and India is definitely on the cards. The Go+ MPV will be priced at a starting price of 100 million Indonesian rupiah, which is about Rs. 5.5 lakh in India, making it a great value-for-money MPV, when it debuts sometime next year. Also read: Datsun Go unveiled, to be priced under Rs. 4 lakh
The design of the Datsun Go+ is almost identical to the Datsun Go hatchback, right up to the rear doors, from where it gets an extended platform to accomodate the last row of seats. Or, if a customer wants, he can use it as a station-wagon by removing the last two seats, making it a spacious five-seater. The best part – it is under 4 metres in length and will qualify for excise sops in India.
The Datsun Go+ measures 3,995 mm in length, has a width of width of 1,635 mm and a height of 1,485 mm. It has a wheelbase of 2,450 mm, which makes it quite spacious, although not as much as the Maruti Ertiga, but about as big as Honda’s upcoming Brio-based MPV called the Mobilio.
The Datsun GO+ is powered by a 1.2 litre petrol engine and 5-speed manual transmission. The Go+ is the second model in the Datsun line up, and a compact sedan on the same platform is likely to follow as well.
Both Datsun GO and Datsun GO+ for the Indonesian market will be locally produced at the Nissan Motor plant in Purwakarta, near Jakarta, Indonesia, and will go on sale in 2014. The Datsun Go also goes on sale in India in early 2014, and the Go+ will follow. Also see: Datsun Go video walkaround – a potential winner