Datsun is all set to launch the revamped Go hatchback and Go+ mini-MPV on October 9, 2018. In the lead in to the launch, the Japanese carmaker has announced that both models will get an enhanced safety package, with dual airbags, anti-lock brakes (ABS) with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), and rear parking sensors as part of the standard kit.
So far, a driver-side airbag was a paid option on the models, while ABS was not available at all. Interestingly, the fitment of airbags, ABS and a rear parking sensor on the Datsuns come before the safety features become mandatory on all cars in 2019. The Datsun Go had been at the centre of a storm when Global NCAP rated the car with zero stars in 2014.
As part of the update, the Go and Go+ will also get a slew of changes outside and in, including a new 7.0-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. The models are unlikely to see any mechanical changes, however.
Expect the facelifts to be accompanied by a bump up in prices. The Go currently retails at Rs 3.38-4.41 lakh while the Go+ has a price tag between Rs 3.95 lakh and Rs 5.25 lakh.
*All prices, ex-showroom, Delhi