The Datsun Go facelift along with the Go+ were spotted testing in Chennai, India. Both the models were introduced in India in 2014 as part of the reemergence of brand Datsun. The facelifted Go and Go+ though were launched in Indonesia earlier this year.
Datsun will continue with the same changes that it made on the Indonesia-spec model, for India. This means new bumpers on the front and rear, split alloy wheels on top trims as well as rear wash-wipe. The Datsun Go facelift will also come with a slightly altered grille and vertically placed LED DRLs near the fog lights. The cabin too will see upholstery revisions. A new touchscreen infotainment system too will be available. However, this system is not expected to host Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.
In terms of safety, all models of the Datsun Go facelift and Datsun Go+ 2019 will receive dual airbags, ABS as well as rear parking sensors. A passenger side mirror too will be available across range. Datsun has received a lot of flak from Global NCAP for making unsafe cars. In crash tests conducted a few years ago, the agency had clearly said that the Go should be discontinued immediately.
Engine of the Datsun Go facelift
There will be no changes to the powertrain. This means the 1.2-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine will continue to do duties. It makes 68PS of power and 104Nm of torque. A 5-speed manual will be standard though we believe an AMT will also be introduced this time. The ARAI specified fuel efficiency is also expected to have a slightly higher reading. Unfortunately, a diesel engine will not be available. In Indonesia, the Go+ comes with a 10PS increase in its power rating and a CVT, the same as the Nissan Micra in India. However, we don’t expect Datsun to make this available for the Indian market. The launch of both the cars should happen in a few weeks from now. Expect no increase in price though.