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Datsun South Africa has introduced self-shifting variants to its Go hatchback and Go+ seven-seater ranges, with each model featuring a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

The Go Lux CVT is priced at R184 200, while the Go+ Lux CVT comes in at R194 800.

Interestingly, these CVT-equipped variants employ a stability control system, something the five-speed manual models do without, along with a front passenger seatbelt reminder (in addition to the driver’s item offered on other Go models). Dual airbags, ABS (with EBD and brake assist) and traction control are also included.

Furthermore, the firm’s familiar naturally aspirated 1,2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine delivers 57 kW (seven units more than the manual model's powerplant) and an unchanged 104 N.m to the front axle via the new CVT.

A seven-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality is also included, along with rear parking sensors and 14-inch alloy wheels.

“Our new CVT versions of the Datsun Go and Go+ represent a completely new experience for progressive, self-driven young drivers who’re looking for best-in-class technology,” said Hide Kuwayama, Datsun SA’s new managing director.


Datsun South Africa has announced that all new vehicles sold under its brand from the start of March 2019 will be covered by an extended six-year/150 000 km warranty.

Before now, Datsun Go hatch and seven-seater Go+ models featured a three-year/100 000 km warranty.

As part of the lengthier warranty programme, the Nissan-backed firm also offers roadside assistance and access to a customer contact centre buyers can call toll-free at any hour of the day.

In South Africa, Datsuns range currently comprises the Go hatchback (in 1,2 Mid and 1,2 Lux forms) as well as the Go+ (offered in the same specification levels, plus as a panel van).

As we reported late in 2018, all new Datsun models now come standard with ABS and two airbags.


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