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#Datsun family growing with the new GO+

Date: 31 Aug 2016 Author Type: Press Release
Author: Datsun
Source: Datsun

Styling, economy, reliability plus multi-purpose flexibility for the wider SA market

Less than two years after the introduction of the Datsun GO in South Africa, Datsun is proud to launch its second model, the GO+. This offers what its name implies – all the attributes that have made the Datsun GO a best-seller amongst first-time car buyers, plus features that will appeal to young, adventurous up-and-coming motorists looking for a car that is flexible and will carry their growing families in style.

Best of all, in true Datsun tradition, this comes at a price that will make getting behind the wheel a lot easier for the young South African family.

“The plus edition of the Datsun GO, the GO+ will create its own unique sub-segment (within the upper A-segment/ lower B-segment), as a versatile multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) offering motorists exceptional value, fuel economy and maintenance at an attractive price. These have all been the hallmarks of Datsun since its re-entry into the country”, said Vincent Cobee, Global Head of Datsun, at today’s launch of the product in Kyalami.

“In addition to our new versatile passenger option, we are also bringing to market our GO+ Panel Van, allowing us to assist entrepreneurs to start up fast, with a business package vehicle solution that delivers a remarkable total cost of ownership enabling small business growth.”

Marking the launch of the Datsun GO+ in its two forms, a 5+2 - versatile 7 seater MPV and panel van version, Mr Fenner, General Manager of Datsun South Africa, said that these two new offerings indicate Datsun’s commitment to the market. The brand is determined to expand its range to the benefit of local motorists by offering them a growing family of Datsun products to meet the varying needs of the local market.

“South Africans, particularly those looking for their first cars and young families needing reliable transport and additional space for seating, comfort and storage, are facing challenges to their budgets caused by the slowing economy and general rise in the cost of living. Datsun offers aspiring and existing motorists the opportunity to make their first car purchase or family vehicle a brand new car.

“We have no doubt that at a recommended selling price of R134 900 (including VAT), the Datsun GO+ will be a serious challenger in the market, where it will go head-to-head with other marques on offer. With most MPVs retailing at more than R200 000, there is no doubt that the incredible value offered by the GO+ will provide the competitive edge that will see many young families switching to this vehicle. Typically, the GO+ will appeal to buyers of both genders between the ages of 26 and 36.”

Making the Datsun GO+ attractive for motorists and families wanting more room in their cars is:

  • The stylish exterior design that provides the GO+ with a distinctive, sleek and modern look that is identifiable through the characteristic strong shoulder line
  • The 5+2– versatile 7 seater offers flexibility and is attractive to drivers who find themselves needing extra seating that can be configured quickly and easily
  • The third row of seats fold down, offering extra storage space as needed
  • A choice of five colours, including gold - a new option unique to the Datsun GO+
  • Storage capacity of 347 litres with rear seats folded down
  • Driver’s side airbag
  • Air conditioner
  • Drive computer
  • All new dark interior
  • Mobile docking station

The Datsun GO+ is powered by the tested, reliable and economical 1.2 litre petrol engine which produces 50kW at 4 000rpm, a power plant that ensures steady performance in cities and on the open road.

A driver’s side airbag, seat belts for all passengers, stopping power supplied by large disc brakes upfront with drums at the back, power steering, and powerful headlights complete the offering.

As with Datsun’s other models, the Datsun GO+ offers renowned fuel efficiency, using a mere 5.2 litres per 100km, with the most appealing maintenance costs and new parts basket in South Africa.

“We believe that, in addition to young families, the new Datsun GO+ will be an attractive option for rental companies looking to offer customers a vehicle which extends fun-filled holidays with an adventure-orientated, roomy vehicle for their travels.

“At Datsun South Africa we are excited about the introduction of the Datsun GO+ to the market. We expect that like its stable mate, the Datsun GO, it will become a vehicle that will set trends and become a best-seller, providing access to motorists looking for a real alternative to more expensive motoring options for the family,” said Mr Fenner.