The Datsun Go/Go+ is a city car/5+2 mini MPV that was produced by the Japanese automaker Nissan under the Datsun brand (which was revived in 2013) between 2014 and 2022. Named after the "Dat-Go", Datsun's first car launched in the early 20th century,[5] the Go was available in developing markets such as India, South Africa and Indonesia. It is built on the same V platform as the K13 Nissan Micra/March, from which it has inherited much of its interior parts.[6]

Datsun Go/Go+ (AD0)
2015 Datsun Go Panca T-Active front.jpg
2015 Datsun Go Panca T Active (pre-facelift, Indonesia)
Overview
ManufacturerDatsun (Nissan)
Production
  • 2014–2022 (India)
  • 2014–2020 (Indonesia)
Assembly
DesignerHiroshi Oda and Choi Jinwook (pre-facelift)[2][3]
Body and chassis
Class
Body style
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
PlatformNissan V platform
RelatedNissan Micra/March (K13)
Powertrain
Engine
Power output50–57 kW (67–76 hp; 68–77 PS)
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,450 mm (96.5 in)
Length
  • 3,785 mm (149.0 in) (Go)
  • 3,995 mm (157.3 in) (Go+/Cross)
Width
  • 1,635 mm (64.4 in) (Go/Go+)
  • 1,670 mm (65.7 in) (Cross)
Height
  • 1,485 mm (58.5 in) (Go)
  • 1,490 mm (58.7 in) (Go+)
  • 1,560 mm (61.4 in) (Cross)
Kerb weight
  • 785 kg (1,731 lb) (Go)
  • 812 kg (1,790 lb) (Go+)
Chronology
SuccessorNissan Magnite (Indonesia)[4]

OverviewEdit

The Go was unveiled globally in Delhi, India on 15 July 2013,[7] and went on sale in India in early 2014.[8][9] It was unveiled in Jakarta, Indonesia on 17 September 2013[10] and went on sale in mid-2014 under Indonesian government's "Low Cost Green Car" (LCGC) program.

The Go is powered by a 1.2-litre (1,198 cc) three-cylinder engine which is the same unit used in the Micra. It produces 68 hp (51 kW; 69 PS)[11] and 104 N⋅m (77 lbf⋅ft) of torque.

The Indonesian-market Go series was officially succeeded by the Nissan Magnite crossover SUV in early 2021 after Nissan ceased production of the Go series in 2020.[4]

The Go series stopped production globally in 2022 as the Datsun brand discontinued for the second time.[12]

MarketsEdit

IndonesiaEdit

In Indonesia, the Go+ (marketed as Go+ Panca)[13] was launched prior to the Go in May 2014 under the LCGC program. Initial trim levels were: D, A, A Option, T, and T Option. On 6 August 2014, the T Style trim (placed above T Option) was introduced.[14]

In August 2014, the Go hatchback (marketed as Go Panca)[15] was launched following the Go+. As of 2015, it was available in three trims: T, T Option and T Active. Both T Style and T Active trims were equipped with body kits as standard.

The facelifted Go and Go+ with automatic transmission (CVT) were launched in Indonesia on 7 May 2018.[16] Both shared the same dashboard as the Cross (the Go+ variant with crossover-inspired styling) that was launched earlier. On 2 August 2018, the Go Live special version was introduced.[17] Later in 2019, it became equipped with Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC).

IndiaEdit

The Go+ was launched in India in 2015. At that time, it was available in four trim levels. The company claims that the engine returns an ARAI-certified fuel economy of 20.62 km/L (58.2 mpg‑imp; 48.5 mpg‑US).[18]

GalleryEdit

Go
Go+

Datsun CrossEdit

The Datsun Cross is the crossover-inspired variant of the Go+. It was launched in Indonesia on 18 January 2018.[19]

SafetyEdit

During a crash test in India, the Go and Go+ received a zero-star rating from Global NCAP in 2014, prompting NCAP's chairman Max Mosley to request that the car be withdrawn from the market in a letter to Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn as it was completely wrecked during the test.[20]

The African version of the Datsun Go+ received 1 star for adult occupants and 2 stars for infants from Global NCAP in 20117 (similar to Latin NCAP 2013).[21]

AwardsEdit

In the 2016 Frost & Sullivan Automotive Awards, the Go+ received "Indonesia Value-For-Money Car of the Year Award" for its market share, product innovation and also marketing and business development strategies.[22]

SalesEdit

From its launch in 2014 up to May 2015, both the Go and Go+ sold for almost 30,000 units in Indonesia, which 70 percent of it came from the Go+.[23]

Year Indonesia[citation needed]
Go Go+ Cross
2014 2,733 17,787
2015 9,462 19,896
2016 8,833 16,650
2017 4,303 6,181
2018 4,782 3,263 2,293
2019 3,013 1,612 1,862
2020 215 85

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Datsun 2014 Go - First look: Datsun is Go!". GoAuto. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
  2. ^ "A00201400410". DGIP.go.id. Pangkalan Data Kekayaan Intelektual. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2022.
  3. ^ "A00201400406". DGIP.go.id. Pangkalan Data Kekayaan Intelektual. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 11 June 2022.
  4. ^ a b Media, Kompas Cyber (22 December 2020). "Kesempatan Kedua Datsun Lewat Nissan Magnite" [Datsun's second chance with the Nissan Magnite]. KOMPAS.com (in Indonesian). Retrieved 4 January 2021.
  5. ^ "New Datsun Car Is All Go". Top Gear Philippines. 16 July 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Nissan revives Datsun brand with Go hatchback". Automotive News. 15 July 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Datsun is Back with All-New Datsun GO for the New Risers". Nissan Global. 15 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Nissan on the GO with Datsun". The Hindu. 15 July 2013.
  9. ^ Ashish K Mishra (8 July 2013). "Nissan's Indian Gamble with Datsun". Forbes.
  10. ^ "Datsun Go Bakal Saingi Agya-Ayla". Tribun News. 18 September 2013.
  11. ^ "Datsun is Back! Meet the Datsun Go". Automoblog.net. 15 July 2013. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  12. ^ "Datsun Is Officially Dead For The Second Time Around". Carscoops. 22 April 2022.
  13. ^ Datsun Indonesia. "Datsun Go-plus". Datsun Indonesia. Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  14. ^ "MPV Murah Datsun GO+ Buka Kelas Baru". 17 September 2013. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2013.
  15. ^ Datsun Indonesia. "Datsun Go". Datsun Indonesia. Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  16. ^ Ari Wibowo, Eko (8 May 2018). "Facelift Datsun Go Diluncurkan, Harga Mulai Rp 102,9 Juta". Tempo. Indonesia. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  17. ^ Maulana, Aditya (3 September 2018). "Terbatas, Datsun GO-Live Diproduksi Berapa Unit?". Kompas.com. Indonesia. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  18. ^ Chatterjee, Aditya (15 January 2015). "Datsun Go+ MPV launched; priced at Rs. 3.79 lakh". Car Trade. India. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  19. ^ "GALERI FOTO: Datsun Cross 2018 (24 Foto)".
  20. ^ Confino, Jo (6 November 2014). "Nissan called on to withdraw dangerous car model from Indian market". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  21. ^ https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5fb4ea8933ae6c208c3dac41/t/6061a3b11052d72d0415e066/1617011634414/SaferCarsForAfrica-RS-DatsunGo%2B.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  22. ^ Choirul Arifin (30 January 2016). "Datsun Go+ Panca, Mobil Paling 'Value For Money' Versi Frost & Sullivan".
  23. ^ Praga Utama (14 May 2015). "Datsun Hits Record High in RI in First Year".

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