If you are looking for a car, which is fun to drive, great to look at and has a host of safety and comfort features, then we suggest that you check out the Datsun GO. The new Datsun GO facelift that the company launched recently has several comfort and safety features, which makes it very competitive in this price range. Therefore, if you are low budget, but are looking for a small size, hatchback that has a host of features that will allow you to drive in comfort and safety, then we suggest that you give this car for good and hard look and compare it with its competitors to finally make your decision whether this car fits your needs.
The designers of this car have used various design tricks and different elements to give this car an upmarket look. One such example is the huge but beautifully crafted engine grill, which is decorated with chrome slats. This hexagonal grille, not only has chrome surrounds, but also a fine mesh of chrome, which gives it a very premium look. The beautifully crafted headlamp cluster, cool looking alloy wheels and single character lines that slope upward towards the rear gives this car a dynamic look, which is very attractive. The rear profile of this car is also very trendy with thin chrome slat, sloping windshield, and a beautifully crafted LED tail lamp cluster. Taken together, this car, stylish and has a modern appeal to it.
When you sit inside this car, you will find that has several features that make it look quite premium. These include a highly sensitive and bright infotainment screen in the centre of the dashboard and chrome accented inserts in the instrument panel. The seats are very comfortable, but you will find that the legroom space is not adequate, which can be quite irritating as well as uncomfortable on a long ride. One thing about the interior of this car that you will found a bit bothersome is the placement of the gearbox, which is very close to the bottom portion of the central dashboard segment. This odd placement of the gearbox makes it difficult sometimes to regularly reach it and shift it effortlessly. As mentioned earlier, the rear seats have very less leg space, but the big windows are a redeeming feature, which will not allow you not to feel claustrophobic when you sit there. The air conditioner is also very handy and can easily cool the cabin quickly even in a hot climate. Overall, we were quite pleased with the amount of comfort and safety features. We found this in the car.
This car is blessed with a 1.2 L engine that will give you 67 bhp of power and 104 Nm of torque. When you drove this car, we found that the power is almost here and we got enough on different revs. However, shifting of the five-speed manual gear is not smooth found the gearbox stiff.
The price of Datsun Go in the range of₹ 3.32 lakhs to₹ 4.92 lakhs (approximate). The major competitors of this car in the market are Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, Renault Kwid, and Maruti Wagon R.
• Very Competitively Priced • The cabin is very clean and spacious • A good boot space
• It is a bit deficient in safety features • After sale service in smaller cities is an issue • The brand is new for many Indian customers