By Bishal Deep Basnet on Apr 04,2019 - 19:00
The Datsun brand made its return in 2014 with the launch of the Go budget car and despite lacking critical safety features such as airbags and ABS, the Go and its 7-seater Go+ sibling have been well received by the local market with well over 20 000 units sold since its introduction.
The Datsun GO is now available in Nepal. It is available at the following prices for three variants:
Late in 2018, Datsun welcomed a revised Go to market, which not only offers enhanced styling but better safety features with the fitment of 2 (front) airbags and ABS. Moreover, the interior now benefits from a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Carplay compatibility.
The Go has a kerb weight of only 788 kg, which means it’s a relative lightweight; its naturally aspirated 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine, therefore, doesn’t have to work too hard to get it going. Fifty kW and 104 Nm of torque drive the front wheels through a 5-speed manual 'gearbox.
In terms of efficiency, however, the Datsun shines. The firm claims an average fuel consumption figure of 5.2 L/100 km and during our test, the 1.2 Lux returned figures of around 6.1 L/100 km, which suggests it's a sensible urban runabout for those looking to cut down on exorbitant fuel costs.
The major highlight inside this latest Go is the fitment of a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that offers Bluetooth connectivity, but, more importantly, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The system is basic and easy-to-use, but volume is adjusted via the touchscreen.
The load bay offers 265 litres of space and the rear bench does not split (the entire seatback folds down) and the load floor isn’t flat as the seat creates a large lip. Taller rear passengers will feel cramped by virtue of minimal leg- and headroom.
Engine Displacement: 1198 cc
Vehicle Type: Hatchback
Max Power: 68 bhp @ 5000 RPM
Max Torque: 104 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Seating Capacity: 5 People
Gearbox: 5 Speed
Mileage: 15-20 kmpl
Ground Clearance: 180 mm
Fuel Type: Petrol
Tires: 165/70 R14
Brakes: Front Disc, Rear Drum (with ABS)
Fuel tank capacity: 35 liters
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