As per a report on Car and Bike, the 2018 Datsun GO and the 2018 Datsun GO+ will launch early next month. The refreshed duo was launched in Indonesia in May 2018 at a starting price of IDR 102,990,000 (INR 4,92,292.20).
The Indian-spec 2018 Datsun GO and 2018 Datsun GO+ will gain their updates from their Indonesian counterparts. While the company sells a stylish body kit in Indonesia, it's unlikely to offer the same in the Indian car market.
That said, the Indian versions will benefit from most of the styling updates from the Indonesian twins. The front-end will sport updated headlamps, a new bumper, LED DRLs, and a bolder hexagonal grille. In the side profile, both the Datsun GO and the Datsun GO+ could get a set of stylish 14-inch alloy wheels and wing mirrors with integrated turn indicators. The rear-end will receive a new bumper and rear washer and wiper.
On the inside, the Datsun GO facelift and Datsun GO+ facelift will have revisions to lend its a sense of premiumness. The dashboard will be entirely new, with the rectangular central AC vents making way for circular units. The instrument binnacle will carry an analogue tachometer. There will be a lid for closing the glovebox. The top-spec GO is expected to offer a 6.75-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The 2+1-like front seats of the current vehicles will be replaced with individual bucket seats. ELR type seat belts will be present for rear seat occupants.
Powering the Datsun GO and Datsun GO+ is a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces a maximum power of 68 PS at 5,000 rpm & a peak torque of 104 Nm at 4,000 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Specifications are likely to remain the same for the facelift.
Introducing the facelifts can help Datsun boost the demand for its budget offerings, which currently average a monthly sales of 450 units (March 2018 to August 2018).
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[News source - auto.ndtv.com]