Facelifted Datsun Go+ SPIED ahead of launch: To rival upcoming Maruti WagonR 7 seater

Japanese carmaker Datsun is readying the facelifted Go+ MPV for its launch in India. The facelifted Datsun Go+ MPV, which is already on sale in Indonesia, has been spotted testing on Indian roads ahead of its launch later this year. The Datsun Go+ will rival the upcoming Maruti WagonR 7-seater and prices for the Japanese people carrier are expected to start at around the Rs 4 lakh ex-showroom (Delhi) mark.

The Datsun Go+ test car seen in the video above was spotted by Power Stroke PS. While the test mule is heavily camouflaged, we do know what to expect from the facelifted MPV as it is already available in Indonesia. In Indonesia, the Go+ takes on the Suzuki WagonR R3.

The Datsun Go+ facelift sports a tweaked exterior design with revised headlamps and a wider grille. Both the front and rear bumpers have been revised and feature plastic inserts with the ones at the front hosting the LED fog lamps. The Go+ MPV will also feature 14-inch alloy wheels for the first time when the MPV hits Indian roads.

Datsun Go Plus Spy Pic 1

The interiors of the Datsun Go+ have undergone a radical change, something that can be seen in the test mule as well. The barebones dashboard of the current car makes way for a more premium layered setup which features new central air-con vents.

Other new features that make up the dash include the new touchscreen infotainment system which measures in at 6.75-inches. The infotainment display offers Bluetooth & USB connectivity along with support for navigation. Best of all, the glovebox now has a proper lid and is no longer left exposed. The gear lever remains a part of the dash.

The Datsun Go+ is expected to get a lot of feature upgrades including power windows all around, and the front bench seat has made way for two individual units for the driver and passenger. The Datsun Go+ will also feature rear parking sensors. All these changes are likely to make the car better placed to take on the 7 seat Maruti WagonR.

Under the bonnet, the Go+ will retain the 1.2-litre petrol engine that it shares with the Nissan Micra. The 1.2-litre engine remains unchanged in terms of output sending 67 Bhp and 104 Nm of torque to the front wheels. The 5-speed manual gearbox stays on as well though Datsun could offer the Go+ with an AMT option too. The Datsun Go+ 7-seater MPV is expected to be offered with a driver airbag and ABS as standard when it is launched in September.