Datsun has unveiled its second model, a seven-seat MPV named Go+ at the Indonesian motor show recently.
The Datsun Go+ is built on the same 2450mm wheelbase that of Go which helps Datsun to save its money on any research and helps it lower the price of the MPV. The Go+ 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 keeping in mind the lower tax for under four meter vehicles. The longer overhang is where the third row of passenger sits.
As far as the aesthetics is concerned the car does not look too van-like. The roof drops down towards the rear in a sporty manner and the strong shoulder line has been carried all the way to the rear of the car. To further save on costs, Datsun has used the same hatch door and tail lights at the rear which is present in the Go hatchback. The third row of the Datsun Go+ is placed low on the floor and the backrest is pretty short and has no headrests either.
The Datsun Go+ will be powered by the same 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine that will also do duty on the Datsun Go hatchback. The gear lever is present on the centre console of the dashboard thus making space between the front seats which is covered by a small extension seat from the front passenger seat. This seat resembles the bench seats found on old generation cars.
We expect Datsun to showcase both their cars at the upcoming Auto Expo 2014 in India. Both the cars will be locally manufactured at Renault-Nissan plant in Chennai.
“With the return of the Datsun brand, we are changing mobility. And we’re ensuring greater access to the pride, independence and opportunities that car ownership provides. It’s exciting to know that, for many Indonesians, the first new car they buy will be a Datsun”, said Carlos Ghosn, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. President and CEO, unveiling the cars.
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