GALLERY: Datsun GO+ MPV and GO hatch at IIMS

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The reborn Datsun range has two members, starting with the GO hatchback, and now the GO+ MPV that was unveiled in Indonesia a few days ago. Here they are again in the flesh, as pictured from the on-going IIMS in Jakarta.

Seen side-by-side, the cost-cutting measures between the two related models are very obvious. They are identical from the nose right up to the C-pillar. The MPV even shares the same rear doors with the smaller hatchback. Now, the GO’s oddly upright rear doors make more sense.

They are also built on the same exact platform, which is sourced from the existing Nissan March/Micra. As such, the seven-seat MPV has a very short wheelbase that measures at just 2,450 mm. The similar-natured Honda Mobilio, for instance, has a 2,650 mm-long wheelbase.

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It won’t be the roomiest MPV around then, that’s for sure. Fortunately, it will have price on its side – the GO+ will go on sale next year in Indonesia at a starting price of below 100 million rupiah (RM29,000), while the Mobilio will cost at least 50% more. That’s a huge price advantage.

In Indonesia, however, the two models may have to undergo (pardon the pun) name changes, as models under the Low Cost and Green Car (LCGC) programme are required to have a specific Indonesian name. That’s why the LCGC-conforming Honda Brio has a Satya suffix, and the Suzuki Karimun is named after one of the country’s many islands.

Read about the Datsun GO+ MPV and GO hatchback in more detail – you’ll find official interior pictures as well videos of the two models there.



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Preferring to drive cars rather than desks, Hafriz Shah ditched his suit and tie to join the ranks of Malaysia’s motoring hacks. A car’s technical brilliance is completely lost on him, appreciating character-making quirks more. When not writing this ego trip of a bio, he’s usually off driving about aimlessly, preferably in a car with the right combination of three foot pedals and six gears.



  • magpie on Sep 20, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Didnt know LCGC needs indonesian specific name. Kia Krakatoa sounds good.

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    • OMG…Come on, is a car show, pls put sport rims lah, still use steel rim with cap…ugly.

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  • benzs on Sep 20, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    Pity Malaysian cant buy due to our good G.

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  • Need indonesian name for the LCGC programme? My suggestion is Datsun Go Batam.

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  • Gary Yap on Sep 21, 2013 at 1:44 am

    With these kinds of colour choices, best call them Datsun No Go.

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  • Chris on Sep 21, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Anyone else thinks the wheels are a bit to small?

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  • nighttrain on Sep 21, 2013 at 5:35 pm

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    • Sam Loo on Sep 22, 2013 at 11:20 pm

      I agree on the fact that there should be a control on the no of cars sold in Malaysia with high RV.

      Really need more new Korean cars to be sold so that the sorhais that buy them new lose an arm an 2 legs when they sell. That makes my biz viable

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  • cheap car, bold design… bravo

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  • afiAn on Sep 23, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Is it safer than exora?

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