Datsun Go safety enhanced: Both hatchback and MPV get airbag at Rs 15k extra

Datsun Go T (O) and Datsun Go Plus T (O) are priced at INR 4.19 lakhs and INR 4.81 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi) respectively. This is INR 15,000 dearer than the current top of the line T variant; but considerably increases Datsun Go safety featyres. Save for the airbag, the equipment level stays intact. In order to achieve a very aggressive price tag, Nissan’s sub brand has bestowed its compact people carrier only with bare essentials.

Datsun Go Plus T (O) driver side airbag
Both Datsun cars were under fire from Global NCAP when they failed the crash test miserably

Go Plus is essentially a stretched version of Go hatchback with an additional row of seats. With no real direct competition, the low-cost MPV has been doing good to steadily uplift the brand’s monthly sales in India since its launch.

Both cars are underpinned by Nissan’s V-platform (Versatile) which also caters to Micra, Sunny and their respective Renault twins. Power comes from a 1.2-litre three-cylinder 12-valve petrol engine which is good for 68 PS. Mated to a 5-speed transmission, the 7-seater returns an impressive ARAI rated fuel economy of 20.6 kmpl.

The addition of driver side airbag at a nominal price should go well with safety conscious customers. Offering optional ABS (reportedly in the works) would also go a long way in earning customers’ trust.

Datsun Go Plus MPV
Datsun Go Plus T (O) adds driver air bag for a reasonable price of INR 15,000.

Meanwhile, Datsun is working on to launch third and most affordable model in India next year. Based on the redi-Go concept previewed at Auto Expo 2015, the new A-segment hatchback will be closely related to Renault Kwid and will bring a crossover appeal to the INR 3-4 lakh segment.

Price of Datsun Go hatchback in India

Datsun Go D – Rs 3.23 lakhs
Datsun Go D1 – Rs 3.26 lakhs
Datsun Go A – Rs 3.59 lakhs
Datsun Go T – Rs 4.04 lakhs
Datsun Go T (O) – Rs 4.19 lakhs

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Price of Datsun Go+ MPV in India

Datsun Go+ D – Rs 3.79 lakhs
Datsun Go+ D1 – Rs 3.82 lakhs
Datsun Go+ A – Rs 4.15 lakhs
Datsun Go+ T – Rs 4.66 lakhs
Datsun Go+ T (O) – Rs 4.81 lakhs

All prices ex-showroom New Delhi.

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