We witnessed the entry of MPV class. Now, with the launch of the Datsun Go+, we will see a new breed of compact Family MPV. Datsun India is opening up a whole new world of ‘more’ for Indian car buyers with the launch of Datsun GO+. Ammar Alvi takes a closer look.
Datsun’s second offering for India, the new Datsun GO+ is a sub-4 meter Compact Family Wagon with a spacious interior and flexible three-row seating. The Datsun GO+ is a clean sheet design that not only sets new standards, but also creates its own market segment – Compact MPV.
According to Guillaume Sicard, President–Nissan India Operations, “The Datsun GO+ is our effort in recognising the needs of evolving Indians who are always seeking for more. This compact family wagon ensures just that—more comfort, flexibility and practicality. All this is packaged in a stylish and distinctive body style and backed by Nissan’s technological expertise. With this product, we are not only committed to deliver more value to our customers, but also a superior ownership experience to boost their lifestyle.”
Unique to its core, it adopts extended squared-off estate car styling, allowing to accommodate a third row of seats and added luggage space—another first in the Sub–4 meter segment. A class-leading boot space of 347 litres, with the third row folded, adds to Datsun GO+’s list of best in class features. The family wagon is conceptualised to offer best-in-class roominess and a superior driving experience in terms of performance, quality and fuel efficiency. It offers first-in-segment features such as fatigue reducing front seats with Spinal support, Smart Meter with optimum gear shift indicators and digital trip computer, Follow Me Home headlamps, Intelligent speed sensitive Wipers with Teardrop function, connected front seats and ventilated front disc brakes. Adding convenience to the cabin is the unique Mobile Docking Station (MDS) available in the Datsun GO+ T variant. It is equipped with a compact, modern and highly efficient 1.2-litre, three-cylinder engine which delivers 68PS and 104Nm and boasts fuel economy of 20.6km/l and the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) amongst its competitors. Priced competitively, starting at Rs 3.79 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi, it will be available across Nissan and Datsun exclusive showrooms in India.