There is no doubt that the Indian car market is overwhelmed with compact cars. But they are not just small, because the Indian buyer is very sharp when choosing small cars. It should have style, space and better mile average and lastly but significantly a great price.
Now the Datsun Go compact car has been released and let us find out what is has for the Indian audience.
Considering the road conditions in India, the 170mm ground clearance is sufficient enough to take care of the numerous speed bumps and pot holes. First look will reveal that the Go is large and spacious and it measures 3,785mm x 1,635mm in length and width. The car is bigger than the Hyundai i10 and larger than Maruti Suzuki Alto 800. It has a 2450mm wheelbase measurement which is longer than the i10. The common grille found in all the Datsun is also a feature in the Go.
The Go is fitted with a 1.2L 3-cylinder engine producing a peak power of 68bhp and a peak torque of 104Nm. You will feel the tremor when you ignite the car, but it quickly settles down. The car has a progressive and light clutch and the gears though sticky fits well into the slot. The car has plenty for owners including a boot space of 265 liters.