Datsun Go+ review, test drive

    The Datsun Go+, in essence, is a Go with an extra row of seats and will hit Datsun showrooms in January 2015.

    Published on Dec 03, 2014 02:03:00 PM


    What makes the city commute nicer is the car's drive. The suspension is very pliant and absorbent, is really silent when going over rough patches and there isn’t too much pitching or nose-bobbing. Even more of a surprise is that the Go+ doesn’t feel uncomfortable at speed. The narrow tyres don’t offer much grip and the soft suspension could have led to really sloppy straight-line stability, but Datsun’s engineers, all things considered, seem to have done a good job here. The Go+, however, isn’t too fond of corners. The high ground clearance, soft springs and lack of anti-roll bars means there is considerable roll. And there isn’t too much grip on offer either.

    Sum up

    The Go+ isn’t a proper seven-seater – putting even children in the back will be a challenge, what it is, is a five-seater with plenty of luggage space. It looks big in profile and there’s plenty of flexible space on the inside too. Yes, Datsun has cut a bit too many corners here, and customers are unlikely to appreciate that. And this isn’t likely to be the safest car either.

    But if the company prices this car aggressively when they launch it in January 2015, it could prove attractive. Well-engineered, spacious, efficient and good value, the Datsun Go has a lot going for it.

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