The 2015 Datsun GO+ 7-seater shares its underpinnings with the GO hatchback and is the first-of-its-kind sub 4-metre MPV to be offered in the country.
Nissan’s very aspirational resurrection of the Datsun brand may not have met the expected results, but the Japanese manufacturer has not lost hope and is coming out with its second offering, the ‘Datsun GO+’. Essentially an elongated GO hatchback, the GO+ is an MPV that comes with a seating capacity of seven and has been tucked under the 4-metre mark to gain competitive pricing. A first-of-its-kind vehicle in the country, the GO+ retains design and mechanical traits from the hatchback, while also retaining the wheelbase.
The 2015 Datsun GO+ MPV continues to draw power from the same 1.2-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine seen on the GO hatch. The motor is capable of producing 68 PS of power at 5000 RPM and 104 Nm of torque at 4000 RPM, paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Retaining the same features as the hatch, the GO+ comes loaded with a speed sensitive electric power steering, fabric upholstered seats, MID screen, follow me headlamps, gear shift guide, remote tail gate opener, air-con, tumble down second row and foldable third row seats offered as standard across all variants.
Available in 4 trims – D, D1, A & T, the mobile docking station is available only on the top-end T variant, much like the GO and comes with two front speakers. In terms of safety and security, you get 3 point seatbelts, collapsible steering wheel, child lock and engine immobiliser as standard across the trims, while stopping power comes from ventilated front discs and drum brakes at the rear. The boot capacity is a puny 48-litres, which can be expanded to 347-litres with the third row seats folded. With the launch scheduled in the following weeks, we take a closer look at the Datsun GO+, which might just give the right push to the Datsun brand in the Indian market.