Planning to buy Datsun GO or Datsun GO+? Well, you will have to pay more as both the hatchbacks have gone more expensive. Yes, you read it right. Nissan Motor India, the Japanese automaker, on Tuesday announced a price hike on the Datsun GO and GO+ hatchbacks in its line-up by five per cent, with immediate effect. It is worth mentioning here that the Nissan Motor India attributed the increase in prices to multiple costs with safety at the centre of it.
The official prices of Datsun GO and Datsun GO+ are yet to be revealed. The price of Datsun GO in India currently ranges between Rs 3.32 lakh to Rs 5.17 lakh. After the hike of five per cent, the prices of Datsun GO will increase by Rs 16,600 to Rs 26,000, depending on the variant.
On the other hand, the price of the Datsun GO+ in India ranges between Rs 3.86 lakh to Rs 5.94 lakh. After the hike of five per cent, the prices of Datsun GO+ will increase by Rs 19,000 to Rs 30,000, based on the variant.
It is worth mentioning here that the price increase extends only to the manual variants of the models. However, the prices for the new CVT variants are yet to be announced. Additionally, the Datsun GO and GO+ T and T(O) variants have been upgraded with a segment-first Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) safety feature. However, the two hatchbacks remain BS4 compliant for now and will be upgraded to BS6 norms only next year, ahead of the April 2020 deadline.
Rakesh Srivastava, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India said, "With safety at heart, Datsun is committed to offering accessible and value-for-money products powered by Japanese engineering. Owing to increase in multiple costs, we are making a planned price increase to our Datsun GO and GO+ models."
Interestingly, the price hike comes at a time when the Datsun GO and Datsun GO+ is facing competition from the newly launched Maruti Suzuki S-Presso and Renault Kwid facelift. While the price of S-Presso in India has been set at Rs 3.69 lakh, the prices for the Renault Kwid facelift start at Rs 2.83 lakh.
Back in March 2019, Nissan India had increased the price of Datsun GO and GO+ models by up to 4 per cent.