Datsun has used the SA Festival of Motoring as a platform to launch its latest budget offering, the GO+ MPV
It has been two years since Datsun made its comeback to the South African market with the budget-friendly (and popular) Go compact hatchback. Now, the GO+ has been introduced adding some versatility and roominess to the lineup.
The GO+ will be offered either as a 5+2 family MPV (7 seats in total) or as a panel van, named the GO+ Panel Van. Vincent Cobee, global head of Datsun was at Kyalami for the unwrapping and said, “The plus edition of the Datsun GO, will create its own unique sub-segment (within the upper A-segment/ lower B-segment), as a versatile multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) offering motorists exceptional value, fuel economy and maintenance at an attractive price. These have all been the hallmarks of Datsun since its re-entry into the country.”
The GO+ will continue to use the same 1.2-litre petrol unit as the standard GO. A total output of 50 kW and 104 Nm hardly seems much for a vehicle that's intended to carry 7 people with luggage, but we'll hopefully be able to test the GO+'s abilities for ourselves soon. Speaking of luggage, with the rear seats folded (5-seater mode) the GO+ is claimed to offer a very reasonable 347 litres of load space.
The major drawcard of this MPV is the price, Datsun has set it at just R134 900. Compared to other 7-seater MPVs like the Toyota Avanza (R214 700), Honda Mobilio (R207 000) and Suzuki Ertiga (R189 900), it’s extremely keenly priced.
Other standard features available on the GO+ include:
- A choice of five colours, including gold - a new option unique to the Datsun GO+
- Driver’s side airbag
- Air conditioner
- Drive computer
- All-new dark interior
- Mobile docking station