When the Datsun Go first arrived in South Africa, it made front-page news for a lack of safety features. However, zero airbags, no ABS and a zero-star safety rating didn't deter South African motorists who are desperate to get into their first car at the best possible price, and the Datsun Go continues to sell strongly alongside other budget-beaters such as the Renault Kwid.
For 2018 however, Datsun has significantly improved the Go for our market. It now features dual airbags and ABS as well as enhancements to the interior and ride quality, most notably with the inclusion of a touchscreen infotainment system featuring Android Auto and Apple Carplay, making this the most affordable car on the market to boast such features.
All this improvement has however pushed the price close to R170 000, which is within touching distance of some very strong rivals, such as the Suzuki Swift and Ford Figo.
In this video, we try to determine if the Datsun Go has improved enough for you to seriously consider throwing some money at it.