Datsun Go Fails to Lift Nissan Sales in India; Go  MPV Launch Awaited
Datsun Go Fails to Lift Nissan Sales in India; Go MPV Launch AwaitedReuters

Nissan India has reportedly begun the production of its upcoming MPV Datsun Go+ at the company's Chennai plant.

Go+ MPV, the second offering from Nissan's low-cost brand Datsun, is expected to hit the market in January. A ZigWheels report says that the MPV has gone into production at the company's India plant but the vehicles manufactured now are likely to be used for promotional purposes before the launch. The actual production of the car is expected to begin sometime by the end of this year or early in January.

Datsun Go+ MPV, a sub-four metre vehicle, is expected to launch in India with petrol engine. The engine line-up is likely to include 1,198cc three cylinder, 12-valve petrol motor under the hood, which can churn out a power of 68PS @5,000rpm and a peak torque of 104nm @4,000rpm, coupled with a five-speed manual gearbox.

The car, which will rival Maruti Ertiga, Chevrolet Enjoy, Nissan Evalia and Honda Mobilio, is expected to be priced at ₹4.5 -6.5 lakh. Go+ MPV is already on sale in Indonesia, where it is priced at Rp85 million (₹4.42 lakh) for base variant and Rp102.9 million (₹5.36 lakh) for the top-end model.

As far as the design and features are concerned, we expect it to borrow design cues and features from its sibling Go hatchback with 'follow me home' headlamps, spinal support seats, tear drop wipe function for the wipers.