The 2018 Datsun GO features minor design changes. At the front, the entry-level hatchback sports new radiator grille inserts, new headlamp clusters, reshaped lower air intake and a more aggressive bumper with vertical LED DRLs. On the sides, Datsun has introduced new ORVMs with integrated turn signals and new 14-inch alloy wheels. At the rear, it has a sportier bumper and washer & wiper now.
The Datsun GO has improved on the interior with the mid-cycle update. There’s a new dashboard with a lockable glovebox, redesigned centre console and a new instrument panel with a tachometer. One other change is the introduction of a 6.75-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
On the safety front, while one would appreciate Datsun offering a driver airbag as standard, front passenger airbag still isn’t available. The Indian-spec version could have some structural upgrades apart from other features to meet the more stringent safety norms applicable from 1 July, 2019.
The old Datsun GO was available with only a 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine producing 68 PS at 5,000 rpm and 104 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm, in conjunction with a standard 5-speed manual transmission. Now the Go is available with a 78 PS version of this engine paired with a CVT as well. It remains to be seen what Datsun has in mind for India for the automatic transmission.
The 2018 Datsun GO is already on sale in Indonesia. In India, its launch is said to take place in the following weeks. Prices could start at around INR 3.5 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
2018 Datsun GO at GIIAS 2018 - Image Gallery
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