Having hopelessly fizzled the Global NCAP crash tests a year ago, Nissan was intensely criticised for launching the Datsun GO the Indian market. The Global NCAP even asked Nissan at the time to withdraw the GO from the Indian showcase as it did not have the vital well-being elements and fundamental basic quality expected to support an effect if there should be an occurrence of an impact. Presently, adding some reprieve to the security concerned, Nissan has upgraded the Datsun GO and GO+ models with a discretionary driver side airbag.
The driver side airbag is accessible on the new range-topping ‘T (O)’ variation of the Datsun GO and GO+, which is valued at a Rs. 15,000/ – premium over the active T variation on both the models. Other than the airbag, the T (O) continues with follow me headlamps, wheel covers, MID display, front power windows, portable docking station with AUX in and two speakers. With the Datsun brand finishing one year in the Indian market, the safety overhaul is a sure welcome.
Regarding power however, everything continues as before, and the Datsun GO and GO+ keep on utilizing the 1.2-liter three-barrel petrol motor that is tuned to create 68 PS of force at 5000 RPM and 104 Nm of torque at 4000 RPM, combined to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The GO is likewise equipped for doing the 0-100 km/hr sprint in 13.3 seconds. Both the models give back an ARAI ensured fuel proficiency figure of 20.6 km/l. The Datsun models have been moderate sellers in the business sector for various reasons yet this greatly required overhaul may convey some boost in the sales for Nissan.
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