Japanese car company Nissan Motors has launched its small car in India under the brand name ‘Datsun Go’.The price of the car is between 3.12 lacs to 3.70 lacs.With this price the car has become India’s cheapest car in 1200cc segment.
Datsun Go has a bold look due to its front chrome grill and perfectly placed bumpers.The new small car’s portrays a smooth look with the interior , finishing and fitting of the cabin.The quality of the plastic is good if you consider the switches and dials which operate vipers and windows.The car is spacious with ample room for storage and surprisingly ! shoulder room in the cabin.It provides 265 liters of space for luggage.People will find good leg space at the front seats.The back rest is thin but workable.There is an automatic speed-sensing wiper system which is a new thing for this segment of cars.
The car has 1.2 litre petrol engine with three cylinders.It generates a power of 68 PS which is dubbed as less powerful in standard parameters but we need to remember that it is also car with a weight of just 800kg.The ground clearance of 170mm is little less than Tata Nano.This car produces a torque of 104 Nm @ 4,000 rpm.ARAI tests declares it a fuel efficient small car with a mileage of 20.6kmpl.It is able to achieve a speed of 0 to 100 km in just 13.3 seconds.The car performs better at low speed but the engine starts making noise when speed of the car is increased must not forget that even then the car feels to be grounded.
Datsun Go offers a good choice for the first time hatch back car buyers.Currently , only the petrol version of the car has been launched (in three trim levels).