Datsun Go first drive review

Datsun Go first drive review

The Datsun Go is a budget car like many others, but its decent ride and nippy performance impress

The Datsun Go marks the return of the Datsun marque after a 30-year absence. Like Dacia, Datsun is conceived to be the budget alternative to its established parent brand. But unlike Dacia, Datsun is targeted at emerging markets such as India, where it is just about to go on sale.The Go’s styling is inoffensive, and the diamond-shaped grille, the angular, peeled-back headlamps and its attractive lines have a certain appeal. It’s clear that the designers have tried hard to keep it from looking too basic, even if the skinny 13in wheels look woefully small in those big arches.Under the bonnet is a 67bhp 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol motor that’s similar to that found in the Nissan Micra. It makes slightly less power than in the Nissan, but then again, the Datsun Go isn’t that heavy.

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