Tuesday, 17 September 2013


Datsun has unveiled its second 21st Century product in the GO+, which of course is based on the GO hatch that was revealed a few months ago. Both GO and GO+ will be available for sale in Mzansi in 2014. The GO+ is essentially a value MPV for mid-sized to large families who enjoy travelling together. It’s only marginally smaller than a Livina, but is also expected to cost less.

Size and dimensions are as follows: 3.995 metres long, 1.63m wide, 1.485m high and with a wheelbase of 2.45m. Add to that is the fact that it has a third row of seats available for two more passengers. The engine is a naturally aspirated 1.2-litre motor producing 51kW and 104Nm of torque, driven by a 5-speed manual gearbox.

We believe, like the Toyota Avanza, the Datsun GO+ will be quite popular with township taxi owners doing short local routes. That of course, will depend on how much it costs here. In Indonesia it has launched at a price the equivalent of around R86 000. Fat chance of seeing that kinda price in Mzansi.

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