Datsun GO and GO+ To Get CVT Gearbox Next Month

by Vivaan Khatri | 16/09/2019
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Datsun GO and GO+ is slated to receive a new CVT gearbox next month. The addition of the new gearbox is expected to improve the sales performance of these two models.

Datsun is planning to add a new CTV option to Datsun GO and GO+’s line-up.  The CVT variants are expected to arrive next month, in October 2019. Before going on sales, Datsun GO and GO+ CVT are expected to make their debuts later this month. Recently, both of the hatchback and MPV were given a couple of new safety features and updates on the infotainment system.

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Datsun GO and GO+ CTV will go on sale next month

To denote the appearance of the new special gearbox option, the Datsun GO and GO+ CVT will get a new CVT badge. Apart from this new detail, the two CVT models will see no cosmetic updates. With regards to the mechanical parts, Datsun GO and GO+, aside from the new gearbox option, will receive no other changes. Both of them will carry the same 1.2-litre naturally aspirated three-cylinder petrol engine. This engine can deliver a maximum power of 68 PS and a maximum torque of 104 Nm. Before the addition of the new CVT, this engine is solely paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. This same powertrain allows the Datsun GO and GO+ to get a fuel mileage of 19.83 kmpl. Considering the increasing demand for automatic gearbox in the India market, the launch of the GO and GO+ CVT is expected to stimulate customers’ interest and boost the sales up. The CVT gearbox is not a popular offering in the hatchback and MPV market. Most of the models in the respective segments are provided with AMT option which costs less. CTV option, however, comes with a higher fuel efficiency and smoother shifting.

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Apart from the new transmission, the GO and GO+ will remain the same

Datsun GO and GO+ CVT remains the similar feature package from its manual counterparts. In terms of safety features, these models come with standard fitments including ABS with EBD, traction control system, brake assist, rear parking sensors and dual front airbags. The recent updates on the GO and GO+ has added some new features like Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC).

Recently, the Datsun GO and GO+ CVT are priced at Rs 3.3 lakh and Rs 3.86 lakh respectively. The new CVT variants will be priced higher than the current manual options. More details will be revealed after it is unveiled later this month. For more car updates, visit IndianAuto.com.

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