15 november 2018
ROSSLYN, SOUTH AFRICA (Nov. 15, 2018) Datsun is excited to launch the new Datsun GO and GO+ models to provide personal mobility and freedom to go-getters in the country looking for a means to achieve their dreams.
Datsun’s success since its reintroduction in 2014 in South Africa proved that there are thousands of people who need a well-priced, reliable car and now it’s time for a new Datsun GO and GO+ for the next generation of self-starters to aspire to.
“Our new Datsun GO and GO+ represent a new experience for consumers. With its fresh looks, modern features and advanced technologies, the new Datsun vehicles are made for progressive, ambitious customers with a sense of style,” said Nissan SA Marketing Director, Kabelo Rabotho.
Nifty new features*
The new models have an upmarket style that will stand out in the crowd and smart features that are usually found in more expensive vehicles. The new Datsun GO and GO+ feature exciting exterior and interior upgrades that give the vehicle a sporty appearance.
The Datsun GO and GO+ now have redesigned front grille and bumpers (front and rear) and 14” wheels. They are powered by the energetic 1.2-litre petrol engine that produces 50kW at 5,000rpm and 104Nm at 4,000rpm paired with a smooth 5-speed manual transmission.
Standard specification includes coloured electric side mirrors, reverse parking sensors, intermittent wipers, central locking, an immobiliser, ABS, driver and passenger airbags, and retractable seatbelts while the LUX grade benefits from daytime running lights, a rear wiper with washer and body colour door handles.
Inside, the new GO and GO+ have Android Auto and Apple Car Play connectivity (as standard during the launch period), Bluetooth and USB, a glove box lid, front and rear power windows, electric power steering, electrically adjustable mirrors, redesigned individual seats for the driver and front passenger. The LUX grade GO models have an independent tachometer and a silver finish on the air conditioner dial, vent and door handles.
The Datsun GO is a well-known trendsetter and as a segment first, Datsun is offering a variety of body styles. The GO is a spacious 5-seater hatchback and the GO+ is a versatile 7-seater, which is also offered as a panel van to help you get your new business off the ground.
The stylish new instrument panel is beautifully designed while also being incredibly practical. The 7” touchscreen infotainment screen and air conditioning vents give the GO a sophisticated look and feel.
Another key feature in this segment are Follow-Me-Home headlights that stay illuminated after you exit the car to provide much-needed light as you walk to your door. The timing can be set in intervals of 30 seconds to give you as much time as you might need.
The reverse parking sensors in both models feature an audible beeping warning that activates when reverse gear is engaged. This feature will give the driver confidence and improved manoeuvrability when reversing.
Modern tech and accessories
The suspension system, which features a double-pivot front arm enables greater agility while the tension from rough roads is absorbed by a high-response damper. This technology helps to keep the vehicle motion stable.
The front ventilated brake discs provide more consistent and effective braking and can extend brake-pad life by up to an impressive 27 percent. These discs, which are 22mm thick, also require less pedal effort to stop in normal city driving conditions.
The speed-sensitive electric steering calculates the amount of steering assistance required based on vehicle speed and steering behaviour to offer light steering effort at low speed, and firm steering effort at high speed.
The Datsun GO has a class-leading turning circle of just 4.6 metres, which is perfect for city driving.