GO still SA’s most affordable car
Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. will show a number of exciting concept cars and production vehicles at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show in October and November, giving customers a glimpse of the company’s newest and future innovations.
The Serena Nismo offers Nismo’s sporting technology - head-turning styling and exhilarating performance - without sacrificing the base model’s family-friendly nature.
The exterior design appropriately reflects Nismo’s performance-oriented nature, with custom parts that enhance the aggressiveness of its appearance. Inside, occupants will enjoy Nismo’s signature red accents.
The Serena Nismo features sharper handling, thanks to a custom sport tuned suspension system. A new engine control module and exhaust system add extra excitement and flair to the overall driving experience.
The Serena Nismo is scheduled to go on sale in Japan in November.
Nissan’s premium sports sedan has always featured cutting-edge technology that stirs the driver’s emotions.
All Skyline models now come with Nissan’s All-Around Safety Shield technology. This can be combined with the high-performance, environmentally friendly hybrid system and direct adaptive steering.
Changes include a revamped exterior that spices up what was already one of the most attractive vehicles in its class.
Inside, the steering wheel and shift knob are new, as is the instrument panel’s surface finish, giving the interior an even higher premium quality.
It is scheduled to go on sale in
Japan in December.
For the third time in a row, the Kinsey Report has named Datsun GO as South Africa’s most affordable car. The Kinsey Report, regarded as the most comprehensive survey on everyday motoring, annually reports on the running costs of vehicles available locally.
The report surveyed parts pricing of 69 vehicles across nine segments during July 2017.
The Kinsey Report focuses on the price of car parts, which ultimately affects insurance premiums and repair costs on a vehicle. The report highlights the true cost of vehicle ownership and has become the benchmark of independent parts pricing in the South African motoring industry.
Under the category of City Cars: entry level cars for first time buyers, the Datsun GO has been named the best overall in the service, repair and crash parts sections.
“The 2017 results of the Kinsey report is further evidence of the Datsun Go’s attractive pricing structure in SA. This ensures that South Africans can still maintain their vehicles at affordable prices, even in tough economic conditions,” says Des Fenner, general manager of Datsun South Africa.
By scooping the title for the third consecutive year, Datsun shows that it is fulfilling its promise to bring quality, affordable motoring to South Africans.
“The Datsun GO has brought independence from public transport schedules to many and provided them with personal mobility that has enabled them to access new opportunities,” says Fenner.
The affordability of parts, in conjunction with class-leading fuel consumption, makes the total cost of ownership (TCO) one of the best in South Africa. Not only is the purchase price of the car affordable, but the TCO over the life of the car is also the most affordable.
Fenner further maintains that “the GO has not only helped motorists to contain motoring costs at a time when there are massive budget pressures on most households, but has also enabled many South Africans to enter the new car market for the first time. The Datsun GO continues to make an indelible impression on the entry-level vehicle segment.”