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2019-11-14 13:47

Compiled by Robin Classen

Datsun GO CVT

Image: Motorpress

Datsun has introduced new CVT transmissions that will form part of the GO and Go+ models.

There are numerous advantages to be had from this system, from smoother gear changes, less noise and fewer emissions to all-round better driving.

Naamsa's monthly report reveals that Datsun's Go and Go+ models sell high numbers repeatedly for the brand. October saw 425 and 154 units sold respectively.

Wheels24's Robin Classen will be attending the local launch in Johannesburg next week, so look out for his driving impressions later this month.

Seamless transition between gears

The GO first made its local debut back in 2014 and from then on, established itself as the vehicle of choice for those looking for a well-priced, reliable new set of wheels.

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"Our new CVT versions of the Datsun GO and GO+ represent a completely new experience for progressive, self-driven young drivers who’re looking for best-in-class technology," says Hide Kuwayama ,the newly appointed head of Datsun for South Africa.

"It also comes fully equipped with a number of exciting new upgrades aimed at providing our customers with the ultimate in safety and comfort," says Kuwayama.

Value for money

Both CVT models are equipped with an Alliance Radio infotainment system that comes with a 7-inch touchscreen and has Android Auto and Apply Car Play. Bluetooth connectivity, a USB port and an AM/FM Wave radio come as standard.

Datsun GO CVT

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As far as safety goes, it comes standard with traction control as well as two airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist. In addition, a new stability control system, called VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control), monitors various parameters - like wheel speed, steering wheel position and lateral acceleration - using on-board sensors.

"At Datsun, we strive to keep up with our customers’ ever-changing needs and lifestyles. Our new Datsun GO and Datsun GO+ CVT models are a reflection of our commitment to putting our customers at the centre of everything we do," Kuwayama concludes.

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