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2015-09-15 13:32

SHARE YOUR GO STORY: Had a great experience with your Datsun Go? Share your story and you could win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Japan. Image: Datsun

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2014 Datsun Go in SA

2014-10-15 08:25

Remember Datsun? The automaker makes a comeback in SA with the launch of its new sub-R100 000 Go hatchback. Is its value proposition enough to take on local rivals? We find out...

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Proud owners of a Datsun Go know that their wheels give them the freedom to go wherever they want whenever they want in style, but we bet they never knew that the Go could take them all the way to Japan.

Little more than a year following its launch, the trendy, innovative Datsun Go reached the 100 000 customer mark.

To welcome these modern motorists to the Datsun family, and as a way to celebrate this milestone, Datsun launched its current competition on September 1 in India, Indonesia, Russia and, of course, South Africa: in exchange for uploading a true but entertaining or heartfelt story, via social media, about how your Go has impacted your life for the better, you stand the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Japan.

To enter the competition, owners must follow these steps:

  • Story must be uploaded on social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
  • Stories MUST be uploaded and followed by the hashtag, #datsunstories_za
  Owners must use public settings when uploading the story

Datsun’s official social media platforms are:
https://www.facebook.com/datsunsa
https://twitter.com/datsun_sa, Handle: @Datsun_SA
https://instagram.com/datsun_sa/, Datsun South Africa

For more information go to www.datsun.com/datsunstories

Vincent Cobee, global head of Datsun, said: “We are grateful to all of our customers who have chosen Datsun. For many of them, this might be their very first car, giving them access to new levels of personal mobility and freedom.

"Their purchase has turned a new page in their lives, helping them access new heights and realise a dream. We would like to thank all our customers in the four countries for their choice and for putting their trust in Datsun.”

The best stories will be selected by a jury comprising of Datsun representatives of the four aforementioned countries and the global Datsun Business Unit in Japan. Entries close on 20 September – time is speeding on, so get typing!

Entry criteria:
To enter you need:
1 To be a Datsun Go owner and your vehicle must have been purchased from an official Datsun dealer
2 A valid driver's license
3 A valid passport
4 To be able to travel at the end of October
5 Like or follow us on:
  https://twitter.com/datsun_sa
  https://www.facebook.com/datsunsa
  https://instagram.com/datsun_sa/

Des Fenner, general manager at Datsun South Africa, said: “The Datsun brand has such a rich history in South Africa; from the proud Datsun SSS days to the legendary Datsun bakkies that at least one of our family members owned.

“We are looking forward to hearing the stories from a new generation of Datsun owners.”

About Datsun
Nissan announced the return of the Datsun brand, Nissan's third global brand, alongside Nissan and Infiniti, in March 2012.

Datsun provides a sustainable motoring experience to optimistic up-and-coming customers in high-growth markets. Datsun represents 80 years of accumulated Japanese car-making expertise and is an important part of Nissan's DNA.

The new Datsun brand stands for Dream, Access and Trust. The overall Datsun customer offer includes a worry-free ownership experience at competitive cost, accessible services, with transparent pricing, and dealership proximity. Datsun cars are on sale now in India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa.

Datsun history
Datsun originated in Japan as DAT-GO (the DAT-car) almost a century ago in 1914. The word DAT means ‘lightning-fast’ in Japanese but is also a reference to the first letters of family names of the three financiers who supported the business at the time: Den, Aoyama and Takeuchi.

Using the same logic, it was promoted as Durable, Attractive and Trustworthy, or DAT for short.

In 1933, Nissan’s founding father Yoshisuke Aikawa took over the business with a vision of “mobility for all”. The introduction of a light-weight, economical yet resilient car to meet the aspirations of young Japanese people in the early 1930s was named the ‘son of DAT’ – Datson - which later changed to Datsun. Local engineering and mass-production made the founder’s dream a reality.

- Sponsored by Datsun


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