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Old 3rd January 2015, 01:51   #46
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Look were the last row occupants heads will be.
Given the placement of rear seats , they should offer a helmet or make helmets mandatory for the last row occupants.
Datson's cost-cutting yet again. They must have designed the third row seat in such a way that the inside of the hatch door may double up as headrests.

Personally, I see little personal/family use for this Go+ and it may work well as a public carrier such as a hearse wagon and utility wagons.
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I am surprised that Datsun has chosen to go the pre-bookings route after the recent Ciaz debacle. And after the recent bad publicity thanks to the GNCAP crash test results, I am even more surprised that they chose to launch it at all...

PS: At 67 horses, it is wayyyy too under-powered for a people mover.
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I am surprised that Datsun has chosen to go the pre-bookings route after the recent Ciaz debacle. And after the recent bad publicity thanks to the GNCAP crash test results, I am even more surprised that they chose to launch it at all...

PS: At 67 horses, it is wayyyy too under-powered for a people mover.
Chal gaye toh maaf, nahi toh Datsun ka dhandha saaf

I am surprised that Datsun still lives like Alice in Wonderland.

Don't see this fitting any market segment or having any customer base.
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How does this stack up against the Mobilio? Apart from the i-vtec and super-inflated price tag the Honda comes with, I notice some glaring similarities -
- both have inexcusably cheap and weird interiors
- both have poor quality upholstery (especially the Honda for the price it asks)
- both have super thin seats and unusable third row
- both are built on entry level small car platforms
- both have supposedly flimsy build quality
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Unlike in other countries where the brand has been introduced, Indians seem to have rejected the blatant cost-cutting approach followed by Datsun.

The Go has turned out to be a flop in India. I don't understand why they are striving for a second flop. Instead, they could concentrate on making their upcoming 800cc car based on the CMF-A platform a success. As long as they don't do blatant cost-cutting on it and make it reasonably safe, the Redi-go based small car has much more potential than the Go & Go+ combined.

As mentioned by misquitas, the Go+ would fail to attract MPV buyers. By removing the last two rows of seats and adding a CNG/LPG tank, they can target commercial buyers by marketing it as a rival to the Omni Cargo & Eeco Flexi. That's the only way they can achieve some numbers for the Go+.

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Unlike in other countries where the brand has been introduced, Indians seem to have rejected the blatant cost-cutting approach followed by Datsun.
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Datsun read it all wrong if they assumed that a product that works in some east European country (ex-USSR) will work in India feature on feature. I see them struggling for years to come if their attitude is what the NCAP tests reflected.

Nissan probably has more to lose in the failure of a brand like Datsun. But since they themselves are fishing at the very bottom to find something to survive, i doubt Datsun is going to get any direction from them. Not in the near term for sure.
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Mod Note: Team-BHP's Datsun GO+ Review has been taken live at this link (Datsun GO+ : Official Review). Please continue the discussion over on the review thread. Thanks!

Don't get me wrong, but I just can't understand the purpose of Datsun developing this vehicle in the first place. When the Go hatchback, a decent vehicle that stacks up well against its competitors on most aspects, has failed to find favour with Indians, how do they expect the Go+ to succeed in India? I mean, look at it. I feel it looks atrocious after the C-pillar. Add to that the sub-par interiors and the big question mark on safety. With no trump cards whatsoever, the Go+ is going to be just another flop from Renault-Nissan-Datsun trio in India.

By the way, why don't manufacturers realize it's best to leave the sub 4m rule for hatchbacks and stop downsizing every other automotive body-style to fit into this length? We had sedans, we had crossovers, we had pseudo-crossovers and now this.

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