New Delhi: Nissan has officially started accepting bookings for its low-cost car brand Datsun Go. Buyers can book the car by paying Rs 11,000. The deliveries will commence once the car price is announced and will happen at the end of March 2014. Datsun had showcased the aggressively priced sub-Rs 4 lakh Go hatchback at the Auto Expo 2014.
Based on the old Micra platform, the Datsun Go will be an entry level hatchback at an expected price of Rs 3 lakh. The car will compete aginst the likes of Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, and Hyundai Eon. The car measures 3785mm in length, 1635mm in width, 1485mm in height and 2450mm in wheelbase, and offers generous amount of room in the cabin. The Datsun Go has ample space for five adults.
The Datsun Go will initially only be sold with a 1.2-litre petrol engine mated to a five-speed manual gearbox which is quite similar to the 1.2-litre HR12DE-3 cylinder motor that powers the Micra Active. Datsun claims fuel efficiency at 20.6kpl and the carmaker will offer a comprehensive two-year/unlimited km warranty.
Datsun started production of its Go at Renault-Nissan's factory at Oragadam, off Chennai, earlier this month. Datsun will also follow up the Go with two other products for the Indian market viz. Datsun Go+ MPV and the even smaller Redi-Go hatch. All three cars will be built at the Renault-Nissan's joint manufacturing facility at Oragadam. For now the Go and other Datsun cars are only meant for sale in India.