By Lebohang Kobeli
From Clive to Lebohang, our Sbongile is on the move. It was my turn to spend time with our Datsun Go Lux this month and these are five things you need to know about the updated Datsun Go
1. Colour Options
Let’s start with the colour options, the Datsun Go is available in Orange, Brown, Red, Grey, Silver, and White colours. Although the sunset Orange is the most liked we opted for the silver and I still managed to ‘swag through the streets’ with our silver Datsun Go.
2. Fuel Efficient
The Datsun Go sits well with me and my busy schedule, especially with my student lifestyle. It is affordable and saves petrol with about 5.5l consumed per 100 km. This magic figure is what we are averaging at the moment (and not forgetting that that the Go runs on a 3 cylinder 1.2l engine).
3. A good infotainment
Being in traffic has been ‘fun’ as Apple Car Play allows me to play or stream good tunes and have WhatsApp messages read out to me without having to pick up my phone. This is because the Datsun Go comes with a 7-inch touch screen that also has Android Auto. Bluetooth connectivity is part of the deal should you forget your cable that connects to the USB port.
4. Daytime Running Lights
Also, Sbongile is quite photogenic as the face-lift looks great, which makes it even more fun to take selfies whilst the vehicle supports the background. The daytime running lights and reverse sensors are a big improvement on the car. There are no blind spots so it has great all round visibility. Let’s not forget about the rear spoiler which is optional on the Datsun Go Lux range.
5. ABS and extra air-bag
The Go now comes with ABS (anti-lock brakes) and an extra air-bag for the front passenger. This makes the car safer.
Pricing starts R166,300 and as mentioned previously by my colleague, Clive, we would have definitely liked to see a service plan at thus price point. Also I am above average height and without an adjustable steering via reach or rake plus seat height, getting into a comfortable driving position is tricky.
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