We reported in detail when the new 2014 Datsun Go was unveiled earlier this year. The Go hatchback will be positioned below the Nissan Micra when it goes on sale sometime next year.
The Datsun Go has already commenced with its road tests, indicating that it is in final stages of development. Seen here are some pics of a Datsun Go test mule, which has been spotted testing on public roads of Chennai.
The upcoming Datsun Go hatchback will go on sale for a price of less than INR 4 lakhs and will rival the Hyundai i10, Maruti Suzuki Wagon-R and Chevrolet Beat.
The Go will be powered by a 1.2 litre petrol engine that could have a max power of 62PS. It is being said that the Go is based on last gen Micra’s platform. The car will be positioned even lower than the newly launched Micra Active base variants. However, the Go will certainly not be a cut-price and stripped out versions of the Micra/Micra Active. The Go looks well proportioned and every bit like a modern hatchback should. True, the Go won’t win any beauty contests but the inoffensive looks are likely to appeal to a wide range of audience.
On the inside, first to catch the eye is the car’s clean and understated dashboard. The car gets a dash mounted gear lever and instrument binnacle consists of an analogue speedo and what seems to be a digital tacho and fuel gauge. The car gets a 3 spoke design for the steering boss and the doors don’t get any fabric inserts. Also, the car won’t get a a ‘close-able’ glovebox! The front seats get fixed headrests. One of the talking points of the new car is the front passenger seat, which extends all the way to the driver’s seat, to form a “bench seat like” arrangement. We can already see people trying to squeeze three in the front.
It would be interesting to see if the Go, equipped with a really attractive price tag, would fare better than the Micra in Indian car market.
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