WHEN we tested the new Datsun Go+ last year we were impressed by its changes.
Its robust body had some exciting features and for its budget price, we expected to see more on the road but what about the regular Go? SunWheels took it on a test drive to find out.
Let’s talk about looks
The Go looks great as do all other versions of the model. Gone are the days when affordable cars had to look like donkeys.
The Go really gives a tone of fresh appeal with headlights that flank a D-cut grille with chrome time and daytime running lamps set below headlights.
But if someone tells you that beauty is only skin deep, you know they haven’t taken a look inside the Go. Datsun designed the model for funky and outgoing young people.
It works with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay apps that link your smartphone to your car’s infotainment features – especially useful are the system’s navigation, music and hands-free calling features. And there’s a USB charging port so your phone doesn’t run dry when connected to your car.
The rest of the interior is simple but this is not bad. It just means that there’s not a lot of distracting junk crammed in there.
Go for safety
Datsun learnt from the critics of the first Go. The new Go has driver and passenger airbags, ABS, three-point seat belts, child locks, central locking and parking sensors.
Under the bonnet sits a a powerful 1,2-litre engine, with racing car engine technology to maximise torque and power for a car of its size. While the engine provides enough speed and power, Datsun does need to fix the acceleration lag.