Datsun India has launched its GO and the GO+ models with new safety and convenience features. The company has updated the GO and GO+ models with Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system, a new seven-inch infotainment system and a fresh Vivid Blue paint scheme (specific to Datsun GO).
The newly added Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) safety feature monitors wheel speed, steering wheel position, and lateral acceleration via onboard sensors, resulting in greater stability and control. The safety feature comes in action as soon as the vehicle steers out of control in case of oversteering/understeering and thus facilitates a safer driving experience. Both the Datsun cars now also come equipped with additional safety features such as anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic brake force distribution (EBD), brake assist (BA) traction control system (TCS), engine immobiliser, rear parking sensors and dual front airbags as standard. These safety features will help the cars to pass new safety norms as per which, from 1 July 2019, all M1 category vehicles will be required to feature speed alert system, driver and co-driver SBR, manual override for central locking system and rear parking sensors as standard.
On the inside, the Datsun GO and Datsun GO+ get a new seven-inch infotainment system which supports Apple Car Play, Android Auto and voice recognition with the latest update. Commenting on the launch of the updated models, Hardeep Singh Brar, Director Sales and Commercial, Nissan India, said, “Datsun is committed to transform customer experience with new and innovative products. Underscoring our focus on progressive mobility backed by safety, technology, style and convenience, the New Datsun GO and GO+ now comes with VDC so that the Datsun owner can drive with confidence.”
Both the models run on the same 1.2L HR12 DE 3-cylinder engine which churns out 50 kW (68 PS) of maximum power at 5,000 rpm, and 104 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The cars also deliver the same fuel economy of 19.83 km/l (ARAI claimed).
The Datsun GO range starts at INR 3,32,078 while the bigger, GO+ range retails at INR 3,86,588 onwards, both prices ex-showroom, Delhi.