One of India‚Äôs most awaited hatchbacks in recent times, the Datsun GO has been launched in Delhi today. The hatchback also has the onus of resurrecting the Datsun brand. The car has been priced at Rs 3.12 lakh ex-Delhi
The Go has a stylish exterior and easily has one of the most appealing designs in the entry level hatchback segment. The front fascia gets a large hexagonal grille with honeycomb design and has chrome on the outer layer. An angular design has been used for the headlights and the air intakes as well. The side profile gets a sharp shoulder line and a slight hump which originates around the rear door handles and disappears in to the tail lights. The 13-inch wheels look tiny and tend to give the wheel arches a bigger presence. The rear end of the Go looks sleek and features square wrap around tail lights. A low loading lip allows for easier ingress of the luggage.
The interior has good amount of room considering the size of the vehicle. The layout of the dashboard is unconventional with the gear lever mounted on the centre console and the handbrake being the umbrella type. The instrument cluster consists of a trip meter, digital tachometer, digital fuel gauge as well as distance to empty, instantaneous fuel / average fuel economy and low fuel warning indicator. ¬†Features include power steering, power windows, AC with heater, audio system with amplifier; two speakers and segment first follow-me-home headlamps.
Safety is provided by seatbelts at the front and rear, child lock, manual central locking and engine immobilizer. ABS and airbags are not available on any variant at the moment, even as an option.
The Go is powered by a 1.2litre, 3-cylinder engine which produces 68PS/104Nm of torque and has been tuned for better fuel efficiency with the company claiming consumption figures of 20.63kmpl. The transmission is a five-speed manual and takes a claimed 13.3 seconds for the 0-100kmph sprint.
The Go comes with two years unlimited mileage warranty and free roadside assistance, extended warranty is also available. Datsun’s offering can be bought at all the 125 Nissan dealers across the country. The Go is a well sorted out package and has most of the features which the customer in this segment is looking out for.
Read our first drive of the Datsun Go in India here
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Here are the Go prices, ex-Delhi
|Datsun GO D (Base)||Datsun GO A (Mid)||Datsun GO T (Top)|
|Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)||Rs 3,12,270||Rs 3,46,482||Rs 3,69,999|
Datsun Go launched in India press release
Datsun GO breaks through at INR 3.12 lakh
¬∑ Datsun announces the start of sales of Datsun GO hatchback at an attractive price range of INR 3.12 ‚Äď 3.69 lakh, ex-showroom, New Delhi
¬∑ Datsun GO range to include three variants and four colour options, to be retailed through a fully-branded environment within Nissan‚Äôs dealership network across the country
¬∑ Two years / unlimited kilometers warranty. First hatchback to offer an extended warranty for additional two years covering unlimited kilometers as an option
¬∑ Range topping T variant to come with electronic power steering, front power windows and first in segment Mobile Docking Station
New Delhi, India (March 19, 2014): Datsun is all set to turn the dreams of Indian risers to reality with the launch of its Datsun GO. Marking the start of sales of the much awaited hatchback, Datsun today announced the prices for its first model in India. The Datsun GO range will comprise three variants and will be available at a very attractive and competitive starting price of Rs. 3.12 lakh, ex-showroom New Delhi for the base D variant. Details of the prices are as follows:
Ex-Showroom Price (CITY)
Mr. Kenichiro Yomura, President ‚Äď Nissan India Operations, said, ‚ÄúWe are very excited to be part of history in India with the introduction of our very first model - the Datsun GO. Together, we have embarked on a long journey in one of the most complex, demanding and promising markets in the world. We are confident that the aspirational ‚ÄėRisers‚Äô in India will identify with our product and brand.‚ÄĚ
The Datsun GO comes with a manufacturer warranty of 2 years / unlimited kilometers. Buyers will also be offered an option of extended warranty for an additional 2yrs, valid for unlimited kilometers. This makes Datsun the first manufacturer to provide unlimited mileage coverage under extended warranty. The Datsun GO also promises the lowest periodic cost of maintenance amongst its key competitors.
He added, ‚ÄúWe are overwhelmed with the response and feedback received for the new Datsun GO. This is very encouraging and we thank all our customers for the appreciation and the enthusiasm shown regarding the purchase of this car. This is just the beginning but I would like to thank the sustained efforts of everyone involved for this achievement.‚ÄĚ
The new Datsun GO will be available in 4 colours ‚Äď White, Silver, Sky & Ruby. It will be retailed through a fully-branded environment within Nissan‚Äôs dealership network across the country to bring Datsun to our customers as quickly and efficiently as possible.
The Datsun GO is a modern five-door, five-seat hatchback conceived to offer accessible transport to aspirational, rising Indian families. The car which premiered last July in New Delhi is designed to offer a modern driving experience combined with spaciousness, quality and fuel efficiency for a new breed of modern Indian customer who seeks a practical and value-for-money product.
Datsun GO will be offered in three variants ‚Äď D, A and T. Entry-level D variant gets digital tachometer, drive computer that displays instantaneous fuel economy, average fuel economy and distance to empty, Follow-me-home headlamps, speed sensitive wipers and silver finish front radiator grille. The mid-level A variant adds an air conditioner with filter, chrome front grille, body coloured bumpers and Jacquard seat upholstery to the equation. The top of the line T variant comes with speed sensitive electric power steering, front power windows, Mobile Docking Station (MDS) with amplifier, universal mobile holder, aux-in and USB charger, front speakers, central locking and full wheel covers.
The Datsun GO heralds the introduction of the new Datsun brand to the Indian market with its brand new hatchback which has received positive reviews since its reveal last year during the Datsun World Premiere. It has also received rave reviews from all the major media testing teams and has solidified its presence and stature as a car with real potential to change current market dynamics.
About Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd.
Nissan Motor India Private Ltd. (NMIPL) is a 100% subsidiary of Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. Japan. The company was incorporated in 2005 and offers innovative and exciting products across hatchback, MUV, SUV and sedan segments in India. Nissan together with its global alliance partner Renault set up a manufacturing plant and a Research & Development Centre near Chennai. Nissan in India has a portfolio of two brands, Nissan and Datsun. NMIPL registered sales of 36,975 units in FY 2012. For more information, visit www.nissan.in.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced the return of the Datsun brand, Nissan's third global brand, alongside Nissan and Infiniti, in March 2012. Datsun will provide a sustainable motoring experience to optimistic up-and-coming customers in high-growth markets. Datsun represents 80 years of accumulated Japanese car-making expertise and is an important part of Nissan's DNA. Datsun vehicles will start sales in India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa from 2014. For more information, visit www.datsun.co.in.
About Datsun History
Datsun originated in Japan as DAT-GO (the DAT-car) almost a century ago in 1914. The word DAT means ‚Äėlightning-fast‚Äô in Japanese but is also a reference to the first letters of family names of the three financiers who supported the business at the time: Den, Aoyama and Takeuchi. Using the same logic, it was promoted as Durable, Attractive and Trustworthy, or DAT for short.
In 1933, Nissan‚Äôs founding father Yoshisuke Aikawa took over the business with a vision of ‚Äúmobility for all‚ÄĚ. The introduction of a light-weight, economical yet resilient car to meet the aspirations of young Japanese people in the early 1930s was named the ‚Äėson of DAT‚Äô ‚Äď Datson - which later changed to Datsun. Local engineering and mass-production made the founder‚Äôs dream a reality.