MOTORING NEWS - In the tough economic conditions caused by the Covid-19 lockdown, a value-for-money vehicle has never been more important, which makes the Datsun GO 1.2 an excellent choice.
The Datsun GO's safety features have been upgraded and the attractive run-around now boasts dual airbags and ABS brakes. Another plus for the GO is that the 2019 AA Kinsey Report named it the most cost-effective vehicle to service or repair in the City Cars and Entry Level categories. The Datsun GO also proved to be the most affordable of all eight cars in its category in terms of both service parts and repair parts.
The GO is quite a looker. The redesigned front grille and the front and rear bumpers give the updated GO a fresh look. The interior has also been revamped and now sports quality upholstery while the finishes combine silver and a carbon-fibre look for the plastic surfaces.
The Datsun GO has an 18cm-touchscreen infotainment system with radio, USB and Bluetooth phone connectivity, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, which is a great selling point. As one expects from a city car the vehicle is small, but it easily accommodates four adults. At 265 litres the boot is also slightly larger than that of the average city vehicle and the backseat can be lowered. The GO comes with a full-size spare wheel.
The GO has a 1.2 three-cylinder engine producing 50kW and 104Nm of torque. The fuel consumption is between five and six litres per 100km.
Driving the GO in the city is only a pleasure as it is agile and easy to park. The GO takes to the long road with grace, easily cruising at 120km/h in fifth gear.
The Datsun GO is a great city car, far better looking than its predecessor, and has improved safety features. The GO also comes standard with a string of features that include air conditioning, front and rear electric windows, electric mirrors, 18cm-touchscreen infotainment system, central locking, reverse parking sensors, LED daytime running lights, tilt-adjustable steering, on-board computer, ABS brakes, dual front airbags and 14" alloy wheels.
Interested in this spunky fuel saver? DTM Nissan has three units left. They are situated at 5 Courtenay Street, George. See the sales team's cellphone numbers below.
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