Entering into the Multi Purpose Vehicle segment of the four wheel vehicle in India is the all new Datsun Go plus T MUV. India's first Compact family car has a lot equipped within it than what it physically appears. The design and styling of the car and the extra ordinary pricing makes the vehicle one of the best choice for a family. Although the compactness of the vehicle makes it appear smaller than that of its rivals in the same segment, the all new Datsun Go plus is filled in with surprises for the customers.
Design and Concept
The basic design and styling of the vehicle shares similar elements and components of that of the earlier hatch back model from the company, the Datsun Go. A modern, sleek, stylish and dynamic design of the vehicle makes it one of the best design concept for an MUV. Right from the front section, a distinctive head lamp design, which was found earlier in the Go, comes in an iconic design that suits and provides ample lighting for any road type in India. The majestic “D-CUT” front grille of the vehicle comes with an integrated honeycomb grille structure with the Datsun logo right in the middle of the grille. A bold and curvy design of the front fenders provide a muscular look for the vehicle. Rear section also shares few similar characteristics of the Datsun Go, but the wide and deep curve design of the rear shoulders makes it sturdy and muscular.
Interior of the vehicle comes with a simple and elegant design. The clean lines and the detailing inside are the finest of all designs so far. Inspired from a bird wing, the interior design of the Go plus Goes smoothly which reflects the overall quality of the materials and elements inside the vehicle. The seating configuration of the vehicle too has been done with utmost care. Each seat inside the vehicle is positioned to render the best comfortable experience to the passengers. Front seats of the vehicle are inter connected to one another which saves space since the gear lever is placed down the dashboard of the vehicle. The interior storage space also plays an important role in the overall design and styling of the vehicle. Providing the passengers with ample volume of boot space and front glove box space, the vehicle also provides individual storage space in each door of the vehicle.
Features and Innovations
As mentioned before, the all new flagship of the company is loaded with a bunch of surprises. The extra innovative thinking and concepts of building a much useful compact MUV has made a great turn over for the company. Features thus offered by the all new Datsun Go plus can be listed out right from the point of entertainment. The vehicle allows to keep your smart phones or any other such devices to be connected to the vehicle and assuring an access to the device any time in the go. All applications in the device can be easily accessed while connected to the vehicle. The mobile docking station helps to mount the device right on top of the dashboard from where it is easy to access facilities like music, phone calls, navigation applications and more. Design of the holding arm rest is suitable for almost all types of smart phone and devices made. This can be place both in portrait or landscape mode and can be connected to the two door speakers for a greater sound quality. Vehicle also provides auxiliary inputs such as a 3.5mm jack connectivity and a charging plot.
Other features of the vehicle include an all quiet cabin, which offers complete sound proof experience while drive. The ergonomic design and styling of the passenger seat of the vehicle is one such comfortable feature that lacks in many other vehicle in this price range. An all 360º air conditioning vents of the Datsun Go plus provides complete circulation of air within the vehicle and keeps the entire interior of the vehicle cool in any temperature. The most innovative technology offered by the vehicle is the “Follow me to home” feature of the vehicle. The headlamp of the vehicle assist a feature called the auto-off function. Guiding you safely by showing you the path till the front door of you destination with the auto-off function of the headlamp, even after switching off the vehicle. Another stunning feature of the vehicle is the smart meter. It includes a combination of both analogue and digital meter design with a tachometer, gear shift guide, speedometer and maximum efficiency and performance of the vehicle. This makes the meter console of the vehicle the best in class equipment. Safety features of the vehicle includes an advanced suspension system, accurate steering response, clear visibility and the braking system.
Control Systems and Technical Specification
The control system of the vehicle starts right from the engine. The vehicle is equipped with an 1198cc, 12 valve, 3 cylinders, In-Line 3, DOHC two wheel drive front engine. The overall capacity of the engine allows to produce a maximum power output of 68 Ps at the rate of 5000 rpm and a maximum torque output of 104 Nm at the rate of 4000 rpm. Engine of the Datsun Go plus is integrated with a 5-speed transmission system. Transmission system of the vehicle comes with a cable type with hydraulic clutch operation system. Braking system of the vehicle is assisted with a front Ventilated Disc and rear Drum brakes. An advanced suspension system of the vehicle reduces damping during performance and power delivery. A front Macpherson strut with suspension member and double pivot lower arm and a rear H-type torsion beam with high performance linear damper suspension system of the vehicle helps in maintaining balance and stability in drive. The control system of the vehicle helps in reducing the fuel consumption to a pretty high scale, and thus the overall fuel efficiency of the vehicle comes around 20.6 kmpl from a 35 litre overall fuel tank volume of the vehicle.
Overall rating and success rates of the vehicle is at its peak. The vehicle stands unrivalled for the equipments, electrical systems, interior features and many other functions offered at a low price tag. The price tag of the vehicle which starts from Rs. 3,74,125 is one of the phenomenal merits of the vehicle which make it affordable than the other MUVs in the same segment. The company has made available the vehicle in five vibrant colour options like the Ruby Red, Grey Metallic, Pearl White, Gold and Silver metallic.
Price of the Datsun Go Plus T in India starts from Rs. 4,61,319 (ex-showroom).
2015 Datsun Go Plus Multi Utility Vehicle Review
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