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We’ve just got our hands on the new Datsun Go and here are our first impressions. It is a good looking car — the diamond-shaped grille, the angular, peeled-back headlamps and its attractive lines do have appeal, and it’s clear that the designers have tried hard to keep it from looking too basic. The character lines along the side of the car that run into the tail section ensure this. And the rear, with its swept forward windshield, even has a hint of Nissan Leaf to it.
Now, it’s only the skinny 155/70 R13 tyres that make the Go look grossly under-tyred in those huge wheel arches. Under the hood is a 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol motor that’s similar to the one in the Nissan Micra Active. It makes slightly less power than in the Nissan, but then again, the Datsun Go isn’t that heavy. It’s the car’s light kerb weight that makes it such a peppy performer.
The Go should prove to be quite a cheap, easy-to-own car. Datsun says that top-end variants of the Go will come in at below Rs 4 lakh and the base variants will start at around Rs 3.2 lakh. Datsun will also offer a two year/unlimited kilometre comprehensive warranty when the Go goes on sale later this month. The manufacturer claims an ARAI fuel efficiency figure of 20.6kpl. The Go will be sold through Nissan dealerships (Nissan owns Datsun, remember) and where there are no Nissan dealerships, Datsun plans to set up its own.
For now though, the Go has a peppy engine, spacious interiors and is easy to drive. And when you think about how much it will cost, it seems like a lot of car for the money.