Group 1 Datsun Blog
Welcome to the Group 1 Datsun Blog, the home of the best Datsun Reviews and all of the breaking Datsun News in South Africa.
Here you will find all of the information you’ll ever need about the Datsun Brand, both in South Africa and abroad, and we’ll keep you updated with everything from model changes and new car releases, to Datsun driving tips and vehicle safety information. In fact, we suspect that this Datsun Blog will soon become the social media heart of Group 1 Datsun as we provide the best information in a format that is easy to use and fun to read.
For more than 4 years the Datsun GO and its model derivatives have been some of the most affordable vehicles sold in South Africa, but now thanks to some serious upgrades incredible pricing is no longer this cars only virtue!
The verdict is in and the much talked about Datsun GO Fuel Economy Figures are just as good as they were advertised to be! The 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder engine that powers the 2019 Datsun GO range will take you more than 600 km’s on a single tank, and this is all thanks to a VERY IMPRESSIVE 5.2-litres per 100 km fuel economy rate*.
The Datsun CROSS was recently launched in Indonesia and it is already racking up some major awards! In fact, the biggest award so far has been the “Best City Car” Award handed out during the counties 17th annual Car of the Year Awards late in 2018.
Since it was first launched in South Africa in 2014 the Datsun GO range of vehicles has gone from strength to strength. It was not only voted as the most affordable car in South Africa two years running but has also proven to offer a lot of bang for your buck across the entire model range. This value for money is still very evident in the New Datsun GO Range which was launched late in 2018. This latest version of the GO is still very affordable and exceptionally fun to drive but also has a number of other standout features. These include:
If you’re old enough to remember the late 1970’s in South Africa there is a very good chance that at some point you drove in or wanted to drive in a Datsun 140Z! This was the car that everybody wanted to own, and it became a genuine bona fide motoring icon that literally defined what it was to be cool on the roads of South Africa from 1977 until 1979. Even after this beast of a vehicle was discontinued its legacy lived on as the incredible Datsun 160Z, which we wrote about last month.
The all-new Datsun Range has hit South African streets, and they will all have you living life to the full! Packed full of improved safety, comfort and convenience features that is many cases have never been available in their respective vehicle segments. All three of the following Datsun GO Models have been designed using the best Japanese technology and will turn heads and offer new levels of driving pleasure; all at an affordable price:
Anybody who grew up in the late 1970’s and the 1980’s will remember this incredibly unique Datsun 160Z Sports Coupe that was designed, built and assembled exclusively here in South Africa at the Datsun (now Nissan) manufacturing plant in Rosslyn, Pretoria. It was directly related to the popular Datsun 140Z (we’ll write about that next month), and to this day is very much in demand at motoring shows and by Datsun/Nissan enthusiasts looking to own one of these iconic vehicles.
Most of us are guilty of at least a few bad driving habits but did you know that it could lead to premature wear and tear? Although modern cars are designed to last, many bad driving habits could have detrimental effects on its lifespan.
South Africans have come to love the Datsun GO and what it offers drivers from all walks of life. There is no doubt that Datsun is one of the most affordable and reliable brands people turn to, especially first-time buyers and young families. The numbers speak for themselves as Datsun South Africa sells more than 400 cars each month and for
good reason. Bolstering the local market even further, the automaker has released a limited edition Datsun GO Flash which is based on the GO Lux hatchback.