The Datsun Go & Go+ are the only cars in their respective segments that come with a CVT automatic.
Datsun has launched the CVT versions of the Go and Go+ at Rs 5.94 lakh and Rs 6.58 lakh (ex-showroom), respectively. With this, these two models become the first models in their respective segments to get a CVT automatic gearbox – most of the other rivals use the more affordable automated manual transmission (AMT).
The Go and Go+ CVT variants come powered by the same 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine that does duty in their existing manual versions. However, the CVT version sees a power bump of close to 9bhp as it produces 76bhp. Torque is unchanged at 104Nm. The CVT version also comes with ‘Sports’ mode for better performance.
As for their features and equipment, both the cars are decently equipped. The top-end T(O) variant gets a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, LED DRLs, rear washer/wiper, electrically adjustable ORVMs and 14-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. Safety net includes dual-airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, et al. The Go and Go+ are offered with 2 years standard warranty, while extended warranty package is optional to up to five years.
ThE Datsun Go CVT will compete with the AMT versions of the Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Tata Tiago, Hyundai Santro, et al, while the Go+ will fight against the newly launched Renault Triber, albeit the Renault doesn't come with an automatic version as yet.
Here's the variant-wise ex-showroom prices of the new CVT versions,
Go T CVT - Rs 5.94 lakh
Go T(O) CVT - Rs 6.18 lakh
Go+ T CVT - Rs 6.58 lakh
Go+ T(O) CVT - Rs 6.80 lakh