The relaunch of the Datsun brand took a big step forward with the reveal of its new budget car, the GO. This compact, five-door hatchback will spearhead Nissan’s ambitions across some of the largest developing markets in the world, starting with India and Russia in early 2014.
After gaining a virtual Cross version penned by X-Tomi Design, the Datsun GO was recently rendered as a sedan by famed automotive manipulator Theophilus Chin. He claims the vehicle was designed with the Indian market in mind, and at less than four meters long we also think a GO Sedan would make a competitive Honda Brio Amaze and Toyota Etios rival.
The Datsun Go will be targeting the first time car buyers and will rely on its big car appeal to lure them. The hatchback will be rivaling the Maruti Wagon R, Chevrolet Beat, Hyundai Eon and the entry level variants of the Hyundai i10 and its own sibling the Nissan Micra Active.
The Datsun GO is a very well proportioned and tastefully designed car. There is a nice balance to the GO’s dimensions and even with its low-cost focus the car has a sporty, dynamic character to it. The strong haunches, the pronounced lines in profile, the bold hexagonal grille and the sharply styled headlamps lend the GO a lively personality.