Seven-seater Datsun for young families and rental cars
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.
The Datsun Go+ sells for just under R135k, making it a good value offer among sevenseaters.