Datsun has expanded the GO range locally with the addition of CVT transmission derivatives for both the GO and GO+ – the newcomers offering a small power improvement over the manual versions.
Datsun claims better power delivery, improved fuel economy and the convenience of seamless gear shifting.
Hide Kuwayama – the newly appointed head of Datsun South Africa – says the new Datsun GO and GO+ CVTs aim to make best-in-class technology accessible to progressive, self-driven young individuals everywhere.
“In keeping with our customer-centric approach, we want to ensure our customers across the board have the opportunity to experience Datsun’s progressive mobility by bringing even more innovation to this segment,” he says.
The new CVT version delivers 57 kW of power at 6 000 r/min. That is 7kW more than the manual transmission version. It is equipped with a 1 198 cc three-cylinder engine and offers torque of 104 Nm at 4 400 r/min.
Both variants come fitted with seven-inch touchscreen infotainment systems equipped with voice recognition and Android Auto/Apple Car Play.
VDC (vehicle dynamic control) safety technology monitors various parameters – such as wheel speed, steering wheel position and lateral acceleration. The new Datsun GO and GO+ CVT also comes with dual crash bags, anti-lock braking with EBD and BA, reverse parking sensors and follow-me-home headlamps.
Additionally there are front and rear power windows, battery saving features, remote key and power steering. It boasts 14-inch machined Alloy wheels and a chrome front grille frame and black main grille.