Datsun continues to rise despite negative perceptions
Datsun was popular in South Africa some years ago but it left the shores of this beautiful country. Six years ago it emerged again in this country and it was one of the cheapest cars in Mzansi.
Many people voiced the concern at that time because Datsun go had no airbags and it was major concern to many people. The concerns raised by many could not stop the sale of Datsun Go as currently sold over 33 000 vehicles since its return.
Five generations later, the good news is that Datsun has done plenty to upscale its latest offering – the Go CVT (continuously variable transmission).
Safety has clearly improved – the Go CVT now comes with dual airbags, ABS/EBD/Brake Assist and VDC, which stands for vehicle dynamic control.
In simple speak, VDC is designed to monitor driving conditions and the driver’s input by way of brake and steering wheel use, and to intercede if necessary, basically preventing the wheels from slipping.
There’s also been an upscale in standard tech with a nifty touchscreen infotainment system, offering Apple CarPlay or Android Auto and a USB port, although it took me a few minutes to find it as it’s a little hidden in the area just below the gear shaft.
There are also daytime running lights, front and rear electric windows, power steering, follow me home headlamps, rear parking sensors and 14-inch alloys.
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