2018 Datsun Go (facelift) with alloy wheels spied in India

13/08/2018 - 18:46 | ,  ,   | Anjan Ravi

TeamBHP member Vinay snapped this image of the 2018 Datsun Go (facelift) on test in Tamil Nadu. Nissan India is expected to launch the updated Go and Go+ MPV in September with many changes to the exterior and interior.

2018 Datsun Go spied Chennai
The 2018 Datsun Go twins could offer the CVT technology, or an AMT, given the growing preference for automatic cars in India.

On the outside, the 2018 Datsun Go and Go+ are expected with redesigned bumpers, LED daytime running lights, a tweaked grille and the option of alloy wheels on the top-end variant. Inside, the 2018 Go and Go+ will feature a dashboard with rectangular AC vents replacing the circular vents, a 6.75-inch touchscreen entertainment system and better trims for the door panels and seats.

Nissan India is also expected to make some structural changes to the Go twins to adhere to future Indian crash test regulations (which come into effect next year). Keeping this in mind, dual airbags, speed limit reminder, and rear parking sensors are expected to be standardized on the 2018 Datsun Go and the 2018 Datsun Go+.

There are unlikely to be changes to the powertrain. The Datsun Go and Go+ are powered by Nissan's 1.2-liter naturally-aspirated three-cylinder petrol engine capable of 68 PS and 104 Nm of torque, paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Given the growing popularity of the automatic transmission, Nissan could consider introducing a CVT on the updated Go twins as the gearbox in question is already available on the Indonesian-spec Go, and on the Nissan Micra in India which uses the same engine. The brand can also look at bringing in the AMT which it offers on the Datsun redi-Go.

2018 Datsun GO+ (facelift) interior
The spruced-up cabin will offer a 6.75-inch touchscreen display on the top-end variant.

Also read: Limited-edition Datsun GO Flash launched in South Africa

The 2018 Datsun Go will rival the Maruti Wagon R and the upcoming Hyundai AH2 (codename), whereas a competitor for the Go+ will come in the future from Maruti, in the shape of a 7-seat Wagon R.

[Images from TeamBHP.com]

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