The facelifted Datsun Go and Go+ (revealed in Indonesia in May) have launched in South Africa, sporting fresh styling and added safety features. Pricing starts at R144 500 and runs through to R175 900.
As CARmag.co.zareported in October, both the hatchback and seven-seater (as well as the panel van) now come standard with ABS and two airbags.
The naturally aspirated 1,2-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine is carried over unchanged, and still delivers 50 kW and 104 N.m to the front wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox.
Standard specification for so-called “Mid” derivatives include rear parking sensors, central locking and an immobiliser, while the “Lux” models add daytime running lights, a rear wiper (with washer) and colour-coded exterior door handles.
Inside, you’ll find a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality, although Datsun SA says this will be offered as standard only “during the launch period”. Lux models feature a separate tachometer and extra silver trim.
A three-year/100 000 km warranty comes standard, while a service plan is optional. In addition, Datsun SA says buyers will receive one year of free insurance with the purchase of their vehicle.
Interestingly, Datsun SA will offer “several” new manufacturer-approved accessories, including 15-inch alloys and roof spoilers.
Datsun Go Mid: R144 500
Datsun Go Lux: R165 500
Datsun Go+ Mid: R154 200
Datsun Go+ Lux: R175 900
Datsun G0+ Panel Van: R155 200
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