Datsun has already launched the GO and GO+ facelifts in Indonesia in May 2018 and now heralds in these two models during the upcoming festive season in India. Positioned on Nissan’s ‘V’ platform and manufactured at the company facility in Chennai, both the GO hatchback and GO+ MPV facelifts receive a new styling package in Indonesia but it is not clear if these styling kits will be on offer on the Indian spec models.
Exterior styling includes reprofiled headlamps with integrated LED DRLs, new front bumper, a hexagonal grille with a mesh design and new 14” alloy wheels. Wing mirrors with turn indicators and a new rear bumper and rear washer and wiper are also a part of this styling package on the facelift models.
Spied in India, 2018 Datsun GO and GO+ facelifts get refreshed interiors with a restyled instrument cluster with analog tachometer, individual front seats, a 6.75” touchscreen infotainment system and a lid for closing the glove box. 2+1-like front seats as seen on its current vehicles have been replaced with individual bucket seats while ELR type seat belts will be on offer for passengers at the rear.
2018 Datsun GO and GO+ facelifts will receive electrically adjustable mirror, rear parking sensors, rear wipers and power windows along with driver airbag. ABS is not yet confirmed, but considering that the new Bharat NCAP comes into effect from 1st Oct 2019, it is possible that there is ABS on offer.
The two Datsun facelifts will see no change in engine specifications. They will continue to be powered by a 1.2 liter, 3 cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol engine offering 68 PS power at 5,000 rpm and 104 Nm torque at 4,000 rpm mated to a 5 speed manual transmission.
Datsun could also launch an AMT option at a later stage. Though no prices are announced as on date, the current version of Datsun Go and GO Plus are priced at Rs 3.38 lakhs and Rs 3.95 lakhs respectively. The facelifted versions are expected to be priced similarly. Once launched, they will rival the likes of Maruti WagonR and Hyundai Santro.