Frankly speaking, we were expecting Datsun to surprise us with the pricing of Go+ but when they announced that the pricing starts from as low as INR 3.79 lakhs, we were really shocked. How did they manage to price Go+ so competitively? Well, in this article, we decode the pricing formula used by Datsun as we go through the four variants namely D, D1, A and T variants of Go+ one by one.
This is the base variant which has raised everyone's eyebrows with its pricing. Technically, all variants are same which means they all come equipped with a 1.2L 3-cylinder engine with an utmost power output of 67bhp. This engine is only available with a five-speed manual gearbox. As far as features are concerned, here the Go+ come standard without essential features such as power steering and A.c. It comes with halogen headlights, clear lens tail lights, seats with integrated headrests, 3point ELR front seat belt, interior room lamp, 3-spoke steering wheel, digital tachometer, fuel gauge, odometer, Distance to empty, Fuel Average, trip meter and appropriate gear shift markings.
Just one step ahead is this variant which is only INR 3K costlier than the base variant. It gets additional features such as passenger side outside mirror, bottle holders and map pockets on fronts doors which enhances the functionality of this wagon type MPV.
This variant is priced at INR 4.15 lakhs and offers the very important comfort feature nowadays, an A.C. This variant also gets body colored bumpers and sash tape finish on rear door.
The T variant offers the best value for money as it comes with good amount of comfort features. To start off, it gets high mounted stop lamp, chrome surrounding for front grille, body colored door handles, full wheel cover and sash tape finishing for center pillar on the outside. Step inside and you will enjoy the comfort of speed sensitive electric power steering, door map pockets, front power windows, driver side storage tray, passenger side tray, bottle holder on both sides, silver finish on A.C vents, remote fuel lid opener, follow me home type headlamps, central locking and engine immobilizer, remote tail gate opener, 12V accessory socket, front speakers with mobile docking station. This mobile docking station comes with Aux-in compatibility and amplifier along with mobile holder.
The T variant also comes with an optional driver side airbag if you are looking for any premium safety feature. The T variant will cost you around INR 4.61 lakhs (all prices, ex-showroom, Delhi).
It seems like it is the T variant which will be the best selling variant of Go+ because it is the only variant which features a power steering and nowadays, it looks like the most important feature in a car when you drive out on our crowded Indian roads
Words- Nitesh Sharma