New Datsun GO: Car for the 21st century

17 July 2013 - 13:49 By Times LIVE

Datsun has unveiled the first new Datsun car for the 21st century. The all-new Datsun GO will be on sale in India in early 2014.

South African motorists will have to wait until the last quarter of 2014 before the vehicle is available here.

Datsun is the third brand for the Nissan Motor Company along with the company’s Nissan and Infiniti brands.

“This is an historic day for Nissan Motor Company and for our customers and partners in some of the world’s fastest-growing markets.  It’s also an exciting moment for many women and men here in India who – today – come one step closer to realizing the dream of purchasing a car,” said Carlos Ghosn, Nissan Motor President and CEO, when unveiling the car.

The five-door, front-wheel drive hatchback will come with a 1.2 liter engine paired with a five-speed manual transmission that offers optimal response time and agility in congested traffic.

With comparatively compact body dimensions (width – 1635mm; height – 1485mm; length– 3785mm), the car is spacious inside thanks to a wide stance and large wheelbase (2450mm), and offers ample headroom and an expanded front seating configuration. It will be a reliable partner for families, providing comfort to five occupants and agility in congested traffic.

For those customers never wanting to part with their favorite music and pictures Datsun GO will offer a very practical solution – Mobile Docking Station to connect with their smartphones.

Datsun GO is expected to be prices under R100 000 when it eventually comes here.

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