Datsun South Africa has added a new special-edition model to its range, with the Go Five marking half a decade since the brand’s return to local roads.

Considering Nissan South Africa’s budget marque launched its hatchback locally in November 2014, the Go Five is a little late for its own party (likely thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic).

Anyway, here's what we know. The special-edition variant is based on the entry-level Go Mid derivative but adds items such as a rear spoiler, a grille insert, body graphics and wheel covers with yellow accents.

Inside, the Five-badged budget hatchback gains yellow seat belts and model-specific seat covers (with yet more yellow accents). While the vehicle pictured here is finished in black exterior paint, Datsun SA says it also offers the limited-edition model in blue and silver.

So, how much will the newcomer cost you? Well, pricing is pegged at R178 830, which is some R4 630 more than the model on which it’s based (and R7 070 cheaper than the better-equipped Go Lux).

As a reminder, the Go is powered by a naturally aspirated 1,2-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine, which sends 50 kW and 104 N.m to the front axle via a five-speed manual gearbox. Datsun SA also offers a CVT variant, which is tuned to 57 kW.