2018 Datsun GO: Drive In The Next Generation
Datsun’s all new 2018 GO gets a host of new features that will revolutionise the hatchback segment
The 2018 Datsun GO is here and is definitely making a big statement in the small car segment. The hatchback comes with 28 new features including LED DRLs and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system along with a host of best-in-class features like standard dual front airbags, 14-inch diamond cut alloy wheels and reverse parking sensors. So, without further ado, let’s see why the new 2018 Datsun GO should be your car of choice.
1. Design That Stands Out
The 2018 Datsun GO is certainly one of the best looking cars in its class. Complementing the new dynamic chrome grill and LED DRLs up front is an equally stunning side profile, thanks to the sleek new 14-inch diamond-cut alloys and a sharp shoulder line across the length of the car. The gorgeous design is rounded off at the rear with a new bumper and taillamps which merge seamlessly with the bootlid. The new GO also comes in a new Amber Orange body colour, which further amplifies the premium look of the new hatchback. Other colours offered on the all-new 2018 Datsun GO include Ruby Red, Bronze Grey, Crystal Silver and Opal White.
2.Luxurious and Smart Interior
The new Datsun GO is premium on the inside as well with the new all-black dashboard with silver inserts around the AC vents, centre console and the steering wheel. However, the most noticeable feature in the cockpit has to be the premium 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Not only can the infotainment system read out and reply to your SMS, WhatsApp & email, but also supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Besides this, the touchscreen infotainment system on the Datsun GO also supports HD video playback. Features like these are usually offered in the cars which are one or two segments above.
3. A Big Car Inside-Out
The 2018 GO continues to trump the competition in the number game, as it is the longest car in the segment. To put things into perspective, it is 178mm longer than the Santro and 42mm longer than the Tiago. It also has the longest wheelbase at 2450mm, which is 50mm longer than both the Santro and the Tiago. Not only do these class-leading dimensions result in an unmatched road presence, but also make the Go the most spacious car in its segment, especially for rear occupants.
4. Powerful 1200cc Engine
The Datsun GO comes with a big 1200cc motor, which is clearly a segment above. The engine develops 68PS of max power and 104Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission that offers smooth shifts. The Datsun GO is not only powerful, but is frugal as well. It returns a claimed fuel economy of 19.83kmpl.
5. Class-leading Safety Features
To keep the occupants safe and secure inside the cabin, the Datsun GO is loaded on the safety front. It gets dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, reverse parking sensors follow-me-home headlamps, as standard. Further completing the safety net is the driver seatbelt reminder, which is also being offered as standard across the range. The Datsun GO is the only offering in its segment to get this level of safety equipment as standard across the range.
All these features come together to make the new 2018 Datsun GO a complete package. It is not only powerful and spacious but it is well-equipped too. If this is not enough, complementing the GO’s invincible packaging is Datsun’s 2 year/unlimited km standard warranty, which can be extended to 5 years (2+3) at a minimal price for guaranteed peace of mind. The warranty is transferable with the change of ownership as well.
The Datsun GO makes a strong statement in the segment with its class-leading features, powerful yet efficient engine and a stylish design. The cherry on the cake that seals the deal is its irresistible price range of Rs 3.29 lakh to Rs 4.89 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
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