Based on the Datsun Go hatchback, the Go+ compact family wagon recently made its debut in the Indian market and shook the audience with its highly competitive pricing of Rs 3.79 lakh (ex-showroom) for the entry level model. Here is a vehicle that offers you the feature of a third row and extra boot space of a family wagon at the price and fuel efficiency of a hatchback. The 1.2-litre, 12 valve, DOHC, 3-cylinder engine on the Datsun Go+ churns out 68 bhp of power at 5000 rpm and 104 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm. The compact family wagon, as claimed by the company, delivers 20 kilometers to a litre of petrol.
Currently, there is no real competition for the Datsun Go+ in the price bracket that it has been placed in. But what exactly can you buy at the price of the Datsun Go+ and would it be as value for money as this newly launched compact family wagon? Here is a list of cars that you can get in your garage at the price of the Datsun Go+.
The Chevrolet Beat is an eye candy and one of the most handsome hatchbacks in the country today. The smartly moulded rear door handles merge with the door giving the car a cleaner and well executed look. The Beat is sold in two variants in India – 1.2-litre petrol and 936cc oil burner. Here though, we are going to compare the petrol powered Beat as the Datsun Go+, for time being, misses out on a diesel motor. The 1.2-litre 4-cylinder DOHC engine produces 77 bhp of power at 6200 rpm and 106.5 Nm at 4400 rpm. The fuel economy figure stands at 18.6 kmpl (claimed).
The Beat is available in 10 variants and two engine options with the entry-level petrol model being priced at Rs 4.20 lakh (ex-showroom). The top of the line petrol model costs Rs 5.4 lakh (ex-showroom). The base variant of the Chevrolet Beat is Rs 41,000 more expensive than the Datsun Go+. The top variants of Chevy Beat would cost Rs 84,000 more than the Datsun Go+.
Hyundai Eon 1.0 Kappa
Placed as the entry level product in the Indian market, the Hyundai Eon is based on the fluidic design philosophy of the Korean car maker. This entry level hatchback is available in two powertrains – 814cc and a slightly higher 998cc 1.0 Kappa. In terms of power, it’s the 1.0 Kappa motor that competes the Datsun Go+. The Eon 1.0 Kappa comes equipped with 998cc Dual VTVT, DOHC motor that churns out 69 bhp of power at 6200 rpm and 94Nm of torque at 3500 rpm. The economy figures stands 20.3 kmpl (claimed) for the 1.0 Kappa.
The Eon 1.0 Kappa is available in two variants. The base variant is priced at Rs 4 lakh (ex-showroom) while the top model comes at Rs 4.2 lakh (ex-showroom). When compared to the Datsun Go+, the base variant of the Eon 1.0 Kappa is costlier by Rs 21,000. The top model of the Eon 1.0 Kappa is cheaper by Rs 40,000 when compared to Datsun Go+.
Suzuki Alto K10
The Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 is the next contender on our list that you can buy at the price of the Datsun Go+. This upgraded version of the Maruti Suzuki Alto is powered by a 1.0-litre three cylinder K10B petrol motor capable of producing nearly 68 bhp of power at 6000 rpm and 90Nm of torque at 3500 rpm. The fuel efficiency figure stands at a staggering 24.07 kmpl (claimed).
The entry level Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 will cost you Rs 3.10 lakh (ex-showroom) while the top of the line model comes at a price tag of Rs 3.90 lakh. The base and the top variants of the Alto K10 is cheaper than the Datsun Go+ by Rs 69,000 and Rs 70,000 respectively.
Suzuki Wagon R
We kept the best for the last. What makes the Suzuki Wagon R so special? The TV commercial released by Datsun keeps the Go+ directly against the previous generation Wagon R. The new Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is powered by a new 998cc three cylinder K10B series engine which develops 68bhp of power at 6200 rpm and 90Nm of torque at 3500 rpm. The fuel efficiency figure stands at 20.51 kmpl (claimed).
The entry level Maruti Wagon R is priced at Rs 3.60 lakh (ex-showroom) and the top of the line version comes at Rs 4.50 lakh. Compared to the Datsun Go+, the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is cheaper by Rs 19,000 and Rs 10,000 for the base and top variants respectively.
So these are the option you have for the price tag of Datsun Go+. What you get is a compact vehicle that can be used with ease on clogged city roads along with occasional weekend sprints. The Datsun Go+, on the other hand, offers loads of storage space and a third row that can be occupied by children or can be used for storing great amount luggage for the long journeys.
So which car would it be? The spacious Datsun Go+ or a hatchback in the same price bracket. Share your thoughts and opinions with us through comments section below. Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates from the motoring industry.