Datsun Go And Datsun Go Plus Launched With CVT Automatic

Datsun Go And Datsun Go Plus Launched With CVT Automatic

Nissan Datsun has launched the Datsun Go and Datsun Go Plus with CVT automatic.

 

Datsun Go CVT

 

Here are the prices of the Datsun Go and Go Plus with CVT Automatic Transmission:

 

Datsun Go / Go Plus Automatic Variants

Prices

Go T

Rs. 5.94 lakh

Go T (O)

Rs. 6.18 lakh

Go Plus T

Rs. 6.58 lakh

Go Plus T (O)

Rs. 6.80 lakh

 

Note: All automatic variants of the Datsun Go and Datsun Go Plus come with traction control as standard.

 

Datsun Go Plus CVT

 

Here are the prices of the Datsun Go and Go Plus with Manual Transmission:

 

Datsun Go / Go Plus Manual Variant

Prices

Additional Price for CVT Automatic

Go T

Rs. 4.68 lakh

Rs. 1.26 lakh

Go T Traction Control

Rs. 4.83 lakh

Rs. 1.11 lakh

Go T (O)

Rs. 5.02 lakh

Rs. 1.16 lakh

Go T (O) Traction Control

Rs. 5.17 lakh

Rs. 1.01 lakh

Go Plus T

Rs. 5.53 lakh

Rs. 1.05 lakh

Go Plus T Traction Control

Rs. 5.68 lakh

Rs. 90,000

Go Plus T (O)

Rs. 5.74 lakh

Rs. 1.06 lakh

Go Plus T (O) Traction Control

Rs. 5.94 lakh

Rs. 86,000

 

Is it worth buying?

Compared to the manual transmission variants of the Datsun Go and Go Plus, the automatic variants are anywhere between Rs. 86,000 to Rs. 1.26 lakh more expensive. The Go T variant adds the most to the price tag. Rs. 1.26 lakh is a big increase for the Datsun Go T variant, especially considering that it’s a low volume car that’s struggling for visibility. A lower entry price would’ve attracted more traffic to the showroom.

The other barrier in this car’s path is the availability of the cheaper AMT automatic. Most buyers don’t care about the technology the hood as long as it gives them 3 things:

  • 2-pedal driving
  • Low cost of acquisition
  • Low cost of maintenance

So, even though, the Go twins come with objectively superior technology, buyers in a similar price range don’t mind the AMT automatic.

However, the 1.2-litre petrol engine has been the Datsun Go and Go Plus’s strength right from the beginning. For the price of a 1.0-litre car, you’re getting a 1.2-litre engine that’s

  • pretty reliable
  • extremely refined and
  • very frugal

Not to mention, space and equipment the Go twins offer, blow the competition out of the water.

 

The Datsun Go and Go Plus had three major turn offs:

  • Poor safety record
  • Messed up ergonomics and cabin design
  • Notchy 5-speed manual transmission

With the facelift, Nissan Datsun fixed the ergos and cabin design, strengthened the chassis adn added ABS and airbags. The addition of CVT automatic takes care of the poor manual gearbox. So, the car is definitely worth serious consideration with no rough edges around the corners anymore. But whether it’s worth buying or not depends on what you compare it with.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

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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