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

A new prototype of Datsun G+ MPV has been spied undergoing testing in India, further fuelling speculations that the second offering from Nissan's low-cost brand is set to hit market in January next year.

Caught on cameras in Pune by the folks at AutoColumn, the test mule of Datsun G+ is seen hiding under a white camouflage, thus obscuring the clear view as much as possible. In any case, from the images, it is not difficult to figure out the body work of the Go+.

Datsun Go+, MPV based on the company's small car Go, is expected to make its entry into the Indian market in early 2015. The car will be produced at the Nissan-Renault factory in Chennai.

As for the engine, the MPV is likely to include both petrol and diesel engine options. While the petrol model of the car is expected to get 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, the diesel version of Go+ is expected to pack Nissan-Renault's tried and tested 1.5 litre engine.

Inside the cabin, the upcoming Go+ MPV is likely to get design and features similar its hatchback sibling Go with follow-me-home headlamps, spinal support seats, tear drop wipe function for the wipers.

Go+, a sub-4 metre MPV, will take on the likes of Maruti Ertiga, Chevrolet Enjoy, Nissan Evalia and Honda Mobilio in India.

Speaking of the price, expect the car to get a price tag in the range of ₹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.