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    Datsun GO 2020 Petrol vs Competition - Price, Specs, Dimensions, Mileage Comparison

    by Mahesh Yadav Dates: 29 Jul 2020

    We compare GO against other B1-segment hatchbacks on the basis of prices, engine specs and dimensions to analyse how it holds up against the competition.


    Datsun GO 2020 Petrol

    Note: Although the Renault Kwid is long enough to be in the B1 segment, we’re not including it here because of its price and engine performance, which are comparable with A-segment cars.

    Datsun GO Petrol vs Rivals | Price Comparison

    Datsun GO prices start from Rs. 3.99 lakh (ex-showroom) and it rivals the Maruti Suzuki Swift, Tata Tiago, Maruti Suzuki Ignis and Hyundai Grand i10 Nios in the segment. The complete price list of the petrol-powered GO is as follows.

    B1-SEGMENT HATCHBACK | PETROL MANUAL | PRICE LIST

    EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | JUL 2020

    DATSUN GO

    MARUTI SUZUKI SWIFT

    HYUNDAI

    GRAND i10 NIOS

    TATA TIAGO

    MARUTI SUZUKI IGNIS

    D

    ₹ 3,99,000

     -  -  -  -

    A

    ₹ 4,95,000

     -  -

    XE

    ₹ 4,60,000

    SIGMA

    ₹ 4,89,320

    A (O)

    ₹ 5,35,000

    LXI

    ₹ 5,19,000

    ERA

    ₹ 5,04,990

    XT

    ₹ 5,20,000

     -

    T

    ₹ 5,70,000

     -  -

    XZ

    ₹ 5,70,000

    DELTA

    ₹ 5,66,841

    T (O)

    ₹ 5,90,000

     -

    MAGNA

    ₹ 5,89,610

    XZ+

    ₹ 5,99,000

    ZETA

    ₹ 5,89,320

     -

    VXI

    ₹ 6,19,000

     -

    XZ+ Dual Tone

    ₹ 6,10,000

     -
     -  -

    SPORTZ

    ₹ 6,43,350

     -  -
     -

    ZXI

    ₹ 6,78,000

    SPORTZ DT

    ₹ 6,73,350

     -

    ALPHA

    ₹ 6,72,898

     -  -

    ASTA

    ₹ 7,18,950

     -  -
     -

    ZXI+

    ₹ 7,58,000

    TURBO

    ₹ 7,68,050

     -  -


    Datsun GO petrol manual comes with 5 variants: D, A, A (O), T and T (O).

    • Datsun GO starts at Rs. 3.99 lakh. GO D is the most affordable car in the segment.
    • T (O) is GO's most expensive variant with the petrol manual powertrain. It costs Rs. 5.90 lakh and that makes it more affordable than the most expensive petrol manual B1-segment hatchback, Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Turbo, by Rs. 1.78 lakh.

    Also read - Hyundai Nios 2020 Petrol vs Competition - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    B1-SEGMENT HATCHBACK | PETROL AUTOMATIC | PRICE LIST

    EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | JUL 2020

    DATSUN GO

    MARUTI SUZUKI SWIFT

    HYUNDAI Grand i10 NIOS

    TATA TIAGO

    MARUTI SUZUKI IGNIS

    T

    ₹ 6,25,000

     -  -

    XZ

    ₹ 6,20,000

    DELTA

    ₹ 6,13,841

    T (O)

    ₹ 6,45,000

     

    MAGNA

    ₹ 6,42,610

    XZ+

    ₹ 6,49,000

    ZETA

    ₹ 6,36,320

     -

    VXI

    ₹ 6,66,000

     -

    XZ+ Dual Tone

    ₹ 6,60,000

     -
     -  

    SPORTZ

    ₹ 7,03,350

     -  -
     -

    ZXI

    ₹ 7,25,000

     -  -

    ALPHA

    ₹ 7,19,898

     -  -

    ASTA

    ₹ 7,67,950

     -  -
     -

    ZXI+

    ₹ 8,02,000

     -    -


    Datsun GO petrol automatic comes with 2 variants: T CVT and T (O) CVT.

    • Datsun GO automatic starts at Rs. 6.25 lakh. GO T CVT costs Rs. 11k more than Maruti Suzuki Ignis's entry-level variant petrol automatic variant.
    • T (O) CVT is GO's most expensive variant with the petrol automatic powertrain. It costs Rs. 6.45 lakh and that makes it more affordable than the most expensive petrol automatic B1-segment hatchback, Maruti Suzuki Swift ZXI+ AMT, by Rs. 1.57 lakh.

    Datsun GO 1.2 Petrol vs Rivals | Engine Comparison

    B1-SEGMENT HATCHBACK

    PETROL ENGINE SPECS

     

    Datsun

    GO

    Maruti Swift

    Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

    Tata

    Tiago

    Maruti Ignis

    Displacement

    1.2L

    1.2L

    1.2

    1.2

    1.0 Turbo

    1.2

    1.2

    Cylinder

    3

    3

    4

    4

    3

    3

    4

    Cubic Capacity

    1198cc

    1198cc

    1197cc

    1197cc

    998cc

    1199cc

    1197cc

    Maximum Power

    68PS @ 5000rpm

    77PS @ 6000rpm

    83PS @ 6000rpm

    83PS @ 6000rpm

    100PS @ 6000rpm

    86PS @ 6000rpm

    83PS @ 6000rpm

    Peak Torque

    104Nm @ 4000rpm

    104Nm @ 4400rpm

    113Nm @ 4200rpm

    114Nm @ 4000rpm

    172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

    113Nm @ 3300rpm

    113Nm @ 4200rpm

    Manual

    Transmission

    5-speed

    -

    5-speed

    5-speed

    5-speed

    5-speed

    5-speed

    Manual FE

    19.02kmpl

    -

    21.21kmpl

    20.7kmpl

    20.3kmpl

    20.27kmpl

    20.89kmpl

    Automatic

    Transmission

    -

    CVT

    5-speed AMT

    5-speed AMT

    -

    5-speed AMT

    5-speed AMT

    Automatic FE

    -

    19.59kmpl

    21.21kmpl

    20.1kmpl

    -

    19.28kmpl

    20.89kmpl


    Datsun GO is available with a 1.2L petrol engine with a 5-speed transmission. The power and torque output of this engine are 68PS and 104Nm, respectively. The 1.2L petrol engine with CVT type automatic transmission produces 77PS of maximum power and 104Nm of peak torque.

    • Hyundai Nios 1.0 produces 100PS of power. It is the most powerful engine in the segment, having 32PS more power than GO 1.2.
    • Hyundai Grand i10 Nios 1.0 turbo produces 172Nm of peak torque. It has the best torque figures in the segment.
    • With a manual and automatic transmission, Maruti Suzuki Swift has the best fuel-efficiency figure of 21.21kmpl
    • Datsun Go is the only B1-segment hatchback to get CVT transmission. CVT automatic is the smoothest automatic transmission as it doesn’t have a fixed number of gears to change to.
    • For a CVT, the Datsun is only charging Rs. 55,000, which is acceptable even for a cheaper and jerky AMT automatic. CVT automatic typically adds Rs. 1.0 lakh to the ex-showroom cost. This is great value and definitely worth considering for Datsun Go and even other B1 segment car buyers.
    • The Datsun Go has the lowest power output but it has acceptable torque for a B1 segment car. So, drivability should not be a concern. The Go makes up for the lower power output with an unbelievably low price - especially for the CVT automatic models.

    Also Read - Maruti Suzuki Swift 2020 Petrol vs Competition - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    For the most part, all cars’ performance in the B1 segment is evenly matched. The only ones that stand out are the Datsun Go and Hyundai Nios 1.0 turbo. The Nios turbo has the best power and torque in this segment, so it is expected to offer better driveability and performance compared to other B1 segment cars. The Go is a little less powerful but its lower upfront cost compensates for the slightly weaker performance. However, the Go’s triple-digit torque should suffice for most buyers’ everyday driving needs. If you're looking for a car with lower running costs, then look no further than the Maruti Suzuki Swift. It’s the most fuel-efficient car in this segment followed by the Ignis, which is the second most fuel-efficient car.

    Datsun GO vs Rivals | Dimension Comparison

    B1-SEGMENT HATCHBACK

    DIMENSION COMPARISON

     

    Datsun GO

    Maruti Suzuki Swift

    Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

    Tata Tiago

    Maruti Suzuki Ignis

    Length

    3788mm

    3840mm

    3805mm

    3765mm

    3700mm

    Width

    1636mm

    1735mm

    1680mm

    1677mm

    1690mm

    Height

    1507mm

    1530mm

    1520mm

    1535mm

    1595mm

    Wheelbase

    2450mm

    2450mm

    2450mm

    2400mm

    2435mm

    Boot Space

    265-lt

    268-lt

    260-lt

    242-lt

    260-lt

    Ground Clearance

    180mm

    163mm

    165mm

    170mm

    180mm

    Fuel Tank

    35-lt

    37-lt

    37-lt

    35-lt

    32-lt

    Tyre Size (Min)

    165/70 R14

    165/80 R14

    165/70 R14

    175/65 R14

    175/65 R15

    Tyre Size (Max)

    165/70 R14

    185/65 R15

    175/60 R15

    175/60 R15

    175/65 R15


    Datsun GO is 3788mm long, 1636mm wide, 1507mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2450mm. A wider body normally results in better shoulder room and a higher roof makes ingress & egress easier. A longer wheelbase usually results in more cabin space. It has a boot space of 265 litres. A larger boot allows you to carry more luggage. GO has a 180mm ground clearance, it rides on 165/70 R14 tyres size and has 35 litres fuel tank capacity.

    • Maruti Suzuki Swift is the longest car in the segment. It is 52mm longer than GO.
    • Maruti Suzuki Swift is the widest car in the segment. It is 99mm wider than GO.
    • Maruti Suzuki Ignis is the tallest car in the segment. It is 88mm taller than GO.
    • Swift, Go and Nios have the longest wheelbase of 2450mm.
    • Maruti Suzuki Swift has the biggest boot space in the segment. It has 3-lt more boot space than the GO. 
    • Maruti Suzuki Ignis and Datsun Go have a ground clearance of 180mm.
    • The Go’s boot space is among the largest in the B1 segment.
    • The Datsun Go’s ground clearance is the best in the segment - matched only by the Ignis.
    • The Datsun Go is longer than the Tiago and Ignis and only 1.7cm shorter than the Nios.
    • The Datsun Go is the narrowest car in the segment. So, accommodating 3 passengers in the rear seat could be a problem.
    • The Datsun Go’s tyre size is the narrowest. Even the top variant gets 165-section tyres. Thankfully, this is an easy upgrade, which you can do after the purchase.
    • The Go’s wheel size of 14-inch is also the smallest for its top variant. Other car’s top variants get 15-inch wheels while the Ignis gets 15-inch wheels as standard.

    Also Read - Maruti Suzuki Ignis 2020 Petrol vs Competition - Price, Specs, Dimensions, Mileage Comparison

    Amongst all the B1-segment hatchbacks, Maruti Suzuki Ignis and Datsun Go have the highest ground clearance, so they’re best for driving on bad roads. Maruti Suzuki Swift has the biggest boot in the segment but it’s followed closely by the Datsun Go, Grand i10 Nios and Ignis. The cabin space in all these cars is adequate and none of them has particularly small or cramped interiors.

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.



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