Datsun has announced that bookings for the Go and Go+ CVT models have been officially opened. The hatchback and the mini-MPV can be booked for an amount of Rs 11,000 (refundable) at any Nissan or Datsun dealership across the country.
Both, the Go and Go+ CVT, are powered by the same 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine that does the duty in the manual models. However, the CVT-equipped versions put out a higher 77hp compared to the 68hp in the manuals. At 104Nm, torque remains the same.
Datsun will launch the CVT automatics in the top two levels of trim – T and T(O). Feature-wise, both variants will come equipped with a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, rear washer/wiper and manual AC. The top-spec T(O) variant will add LED DRLs and 14-inch diamond cut alloy wheels. As for safety features, they get Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), which is a segment-first, dual airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, seatbelt reminder and rear parking sensors.
With an automatic gearbox option, the Go can now compete better with its rivals, the Tata Tiago, Hyundai Santro and Maruti Suzuki Celerio, all of which get automatic gearbox options. However, unlike the competition, which make use of cost-effective AMT gearboxes, Datsun has chosen to utilise a smoother and more premium CVT gearbox, making it the first hatchback in the segment to do so.
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