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Datsun unveils budget MPV: GO+

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Datsun has unveiled its second model, a seven-seat MPV called the Datsun Go+ at the Indonesian motor show.

It has chosen to unveil the Go+ compact MPV in Indonesia since it is one of the largest MPV markets in the region. In fact, MPVs like the Innova and the Tavera have been tailor-made for the Indonesian market in the past. Maruti exports the Ertiga there and Honda will launch its Brio-based MPV in that market too.

Although longer in overall length in comparison to the hatchback, the Datsun Go+ is built on the same 2450mm wheelbase.

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This helps Datsun save a ton of money and helps it lower the price of the MPV. In comparison MPVs like Maruti’s Ertiga have a longer wheelbase and all-new longer rear doors and this makes them more expensive to produce. The Go+, on the other hand, is identical to the Go hatchback all the way to the rear wheel. Extra space for the third row has been provided by extending the overall length of the car to 3995mm; no doubt keeping in mind India’s sub-four-metre, compact car category, where manufacturers making under four-metre-long cars attract a lower excise. The longer overhang is where the third row of passengers sit.

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(source: Autocar India)

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Front identical with GO hatchback.

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Dashboard identical & shared with GO hatchback. Glovebox with lid/lock is missing.

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Continuous front seats.

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Boot space with last/3rd row of seat folded.

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Boot space with all seats in place. Negligible ! isn't it.

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Smart tail-lamps, identical or might be shared with GO hatchback.

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Smart side profile, indicating the length of the car.

& Unbelievably this 7-seater is sub 4-metre in length.

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Unveiling ceremony of GO & GO+ at held at Indonesia.

(Pics source: ACI & IAB)

@mods: I've tried to compile a dedicated thread for GO+ MPV, if you wish the existing thread of MPV comparo can be merged with this.

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This looks to me finding lot of taker in IT/ITes sector specially because they need a cheap, spacious and economical 7 seater.

I must day Datsun has done a great job in cabin room management point of view.

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Found this brochure scan of the GO+ and there are quite a few details revealed.

It 3,995 mm long, 1,635 mm wide and 1,485 mm tall, and has a wheelbase of 2,450 mm. The brochure mentions the 7 seaterMPV will weigh just 794 kg. The GO+ gets ventilated discs at the front and drum brakes at the rear, and runs on 155/70 rubber on 13-inch rims. There is no mention of alloys anywhere.

The GO+ will get a 1.2 cyliner engine that will produce 68 PS and 104 Nm of torque, and will be paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox putting out 68 PS and 104 Nm of torque

The Go+ will be available in 5 colours – Reddish Gold, White Solid, Silver Metallic, Grey Metallic and Black Solid

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Datsun GO+ brochure unveiled:

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Recently seen is the brochure scans of 7-seater Datsun GO+ MPV, across the web.

One of the best thing is that the production car is almost same as the concept car revealed few months back.

Brochure highlights some of the great insights of this car;

-Length: Impressively this car ducks itself under sub 4m mark & measures 3995mm, a great advantage in India to avail excise benefits.

-Weight: 794kgs, it's much lower than even 5-seater conventional hatchbacks like Swift, ritz or even i20. Its weight is more in the league of Alto or Eon which weighs around 720-730kgs, thus translating into healthy performance & better fuel economy but raising a few doubts about crash safety aspects.

-Engine: It's powered by same HR12DE 1.2l petrol engine powering Micra/Pulse petrol albeit in lower state of tune generating 68PS power, translating good fuel economy.

-Wheels & Tyres: featuring of size 155/70 R13 in that market just identical to Hyundai Santro, are quite skinny for the load duties it's going to haul on our roads.

**EDIT**

Source: Indianautosblog.com

Edited by dr_nishu

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Datsun begins testing the Go+ MPV in India. These are first spy pics. Honestly, I've not seen many Go hatchbacks in Mumbai as of yet. I hope the MPV gets some success atleast. post-4747-0-19766000-1401274320_thumb.jp

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I am unhappy with this.

Illogical and weird design. Just look at the shape of those seats.

Front row to second row to third row. Thank God. They do not have

a fourth row or a fifth row.

Comfort of the third row passengers (if at all someone is risking sitting in it ...)

is totally ignored.

Safety of all passengers is also compromised. With just 700+ kgs of body,

what sort of resistance and safety can it provide to the occupants ?

What's next ?

A 10 seater in a under-4-metre car weighing less than 500 kg ?

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Datsun launched the GO+ in India today at an event in Mumbai. It is essentially a longer version of the GO hatch. More than an MPV it is actually a small wagon. The third row is virtually useless for passengers and instead you can fold that up to get good luggage space. Interior are also built to a cost. The wheel wheels on the exterior have no cladding (see the pic below), But being under 4 metres in length has enabled Datsun to price it aggressively. Here are the prices ex showroom Delhi

Go+ D- Rs 3.79 lakh

Go+ D1 - Rs 3.82 lakh

Go+ A - Rs 4.15 lakh

Go+ T - Rs 4.61 lakh

And here are the pics spreading over the next couple of posts:

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I am unhappy with this.

Illogical and weird design. Just look at the shape of those seats.

Front row to second row to third row. Thank God. They do not have

a fourth row or a fifth row.

Comfort of the third row passengers (if at all someone is risking sitting in it ...)

is totally ignored.

Safety of all passengers is also compromised. With just 700+ kgs of body,

what sort of resistance and safety can it provide to the occupants ?

What's next ?

A 10 seater in a under-4-metre car weighing less than 500 kg ?

That's funny. They must have tried it but could not get success.

Go+ is best suited for the Taxis. Killer pricing , 2+1 front row, peppy engine , no-nonsense interior and big luggage space. What more you want. Additionally people have ample space in boot to install CNG.

I somehow doubt about ground clearance because when this car will be loaded with passengers (6 / 7) + luggage the bottom will surely get seriously hurt.

The worst part of Go+ is safety but till date who cared for the same when people see price tag before going through things like safety.

Additional expense in Go+ is to buy new big radius tiers.

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I absolutely hate the words "7 seater MPV" being associated with this.

At best you can call Go+ an estate version of Go hatchback.

One can forget the 1st two variants (D, D1) as they are pretty useless (even for cab operators) as they don't have an AC.

So realistically only the top variant (T) gets basic things like power steering and power windows.

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