Seven-seater Dat­sun for young fam­i­lies and rental cars

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

DAT­SUN has launched its sec­ond model, the GO+, of­fer­ing seven seats at R200 000 less than com­pet­ing seven-seaters — a price Dat­sun said will ap­peal to young fam­i­lies.

Vin­cent Cobee, global head of Dat­sun said buy­ers can also look for­ward to the GO+ Panel Van, which will be aimed at en­trepreneurs, with fi­nanc­ing to re­duce the to­tal cost of own­er­ship.

Des Fen­ner, gen­eral man­ager of Dat­sun South Africa, said that these two new of­fer­ings in­di­cate Dat­sun’s com­mit­ment to the 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 the Dat­sun GO+ will be a se­ri­ous chal­lenger in the mar­ket, where it will go head-to­head 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.”

Fen­ner said Dat­sun aimed the GO+ at buy­ers be­tween the ages of 26 and 36 as well at­trac­tive op­tion for rental com­pa­nies.

The Dat­sun GO+ is pow­ered by the tested, re­li­able and eco­nom­i­cal 1,2-litre petrol en­gine which pro­duces 50 kW at 4 000 rpm, 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.

The Dat­sun GO+ of­fers a claimed fuel ef­fi­ciency of 5,2 l/100 km, with the most ap­peal­ing main­te­nance costs and new parts bas­ket in South Africa.

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The Dat­sun Go+ sells for just un­der R135k, mak­ing it a good value of­fer among sev­enseaters.

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