Jakarta - Datsun has introduced facelifted versions of its Go hatchback and Go+ wagon in Indonesia, the models receiving a fresh look inside and out as well as a CVT gearbox option.

On the outside the Go gets a redesigned front bumper with bolder lower air intakes (incorporating LED daytime running lights) and the headlights have a new arrow-themed inner structure, while the back end also gains a new bumper with squared off edges.

The range-topping version pictured on the Indonesian website also has a lower body kit.

Moving inside,the central part of the dashboard has been completely redesigned, now sporting more modern rectangular air vents and some mock-carbon trim, while the top half of the Indonesian range gains a 17-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth and modern smartphone integration. In addition, the Go receives a rev counter for the first time, along with a new trip meter.

The 1.2-litre, three-cylinder engine carries over with minor improvements, although outputs remain at 50kW and 104Nm - at least for the manual model.

Nissan is offering the option of a CVT gearbox for the first time and in this version the engine is tuned to 57kW.

Sadly there doesn’t appear to be any (much needed) improvements on the safety front as the spec sheet makes no mention of ABS brakes and there’s still only a single (driver’s side) airbag fitted.

As for any plans to introduce this facelift to South Africa, we’re currently awaiting feedback from Datsun SA.

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