Group 1 Datsun Blog

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.

From our entry level GO LUX, to the reliable GO+ Panel Van Light Commercial Vehicle, everything Datsun is covered in this blog. We hope you enjoy it!


Datsun Magnite Could Debut At The 2020 Auto Expo

Posted by on 14 Jan 2020 under Datsun, Datsun News, New Vehicles

Datsun Logo

The Datsun Magnite Might Debut In 2020

The Japanese automaker, Datsun, has filed a trademark application for their future compact SUV, the Datsun Magnite. While sources indicate that the Datsun Magnite will be a sub-4 metre SUV, further details are still to be announced.


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The Inimitable Attraction of the Datsun GO

Posted by on 27 Dec 2019 under Datsun, Datsun GO, General

Datsun GO

The Datsun GO Is Still A Favourite

The Datsun GO is one of those success stories that tend to baffle auto connoisseurs. It’s a compact, entry-level vehicle that manages to sell 400+ models every single month in an economy that is not exactly at its most rosy. So, what gives? Why does the Datsun GO sell the way it does?

Here are three important reasons why this modern-day classic keeps flying off showroom floors throughout South Africa:


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Datsun Z – SA could not get it, so we made our own

Posted by on 12 Dec 2019 under Datsun, General

Datsun 160z

The Datsun 160z

If you, like me, still remember where and when you saw your first Datsun Z – parking lot, Rand Easter Show, 1980 – it is because they were so rare. They were rare because it took 27 years before the Z was officially imported into South Africa. So, in the meantime and being a ‘Datsun-bedinges’ country, we made our own Z.


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Datsun Go CVT, The Third Way

Posted by on 01 Dec 2019 under Datsun GO Lux, Datsun News, New Vehicles

Datsun GO

The Datsun GO

So, you have decided on the Datsun Go as your new car. Good choice, but now you have to make another decision. But let’s recap.

You wanted a smaller, less expensive car. Because that is what you can afford, or that is what you are willing to pay. Either way, you want a car that is easy at the pump and frugal when it comes to maintenance and running.


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The Datsun GO and GO+ CVT Heading To South Africa

Posted by on 24 Nov 2019 under Datsun GO, Datsun GO+, Datsun News, New Vehicles

Datsun GO+

The Datsun GO and GO+ CVT Coming to SA

The “Made-in-India Datsun GO and GO+ CVT” could soon be exported to Nepal and South Africa as well. Both models are manufactured at the Renault-Nissan production plant at Oragadam in Chennai where they started delivering two automatic variants in India on October 11.


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Datsun Gives The Student Life Go

Posted by on 31 Oct 2019 under Datsun, Datsun GO

Datsun Student Car

The Datsun Is Perfect For Students

Going to varsity or college? This means you most likely just got your license, you want a car, but you don’t have much money. Fortunately, a light wallet does not mean you have to drive a rusty skedonk that most likely won’t get you there.

The Datsun Go is the perfect car for a student. It is good looking, spacious, full of great features, safe, easy to drive, very light on fuel and very affordable. Perfect.


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Learn More About The Datsun Go And Go Plus

Posted by on 17 Oct 2019 under Datsun, Datsun GO, Datsun GO Lux, Datsun GO Panel Van, Datsun GO+

Datsun Models

The Datsun Go Range

It feels like the other day we announced the launch of the Datsun Go and Datsun Go Plus. First launched in India, these compact and exciting twins certainly made an impact abroad and here in South Africa.

The updated versions were given fresh styling that made them even more appealing if that’s even possible. It didn’t stop there either as the cabin design is also more functional with a few additional features. In terms of the powertrain, the Datsun Go and Datsun Go Plus have kept the zippy and economical 1.2-litre engine. We take a look at the top five facts you should know about the Datsun Go duo available in South Africa.


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How the Fun Datsun 240Z Became a Porsche Beating Beast

Posted by on 03 Oct 2019 under Datsun, Datsun 240Z

Nissan 370Z

Datsun’s 240Z turned Nissan 370Z

When Nissan beat Porsche’s best time at Nurburgring in 2008, the world tilted on its axis. At least if you were German, and made or owned sports cars. It was as if Japan beat the Springboks at the World Cup. Wait! What?


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How To Navigate Traffic Circles 101

Posted by on 28 Sep 2019 under Car Tips, Datsun, Datsun Driving Tips

Aireal View Traffic Circle

Datsun’s Tips To Navigate Traffic Circles

Most drivers have experienced mayhem and confusion at traffic circles as almost everyone thinks it’s their right of way. Many drivers also believe that they are the only ones who know the rules and what to do. Even the timidest drivers become something else the second they enter traffic circles and expect other drivers to wait.


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Comparing Datsun GO and Datsun GO+ Models

Posted by on 28 Aug 2019 under Datsun, Datsun GO, Datsun GO Mid, Datsun GO Panel Van, Datsun GO+, General

Datsun Go Variants

Datsun GO Variants

Datsun has launched refreshed versions of the Datsun GO and GO+ in India. They now include several new features that make them an even more popular proposition for potential buyers.

From a mechanical point of view, both the updated Datsun Go and Datsun Go+ are identical to their predecessors with the small but impressive 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine. It produces a respectable 68hp and 104Nm of peak torque coupled to a 5-speed manual gearbox. According to the ARAI-rated fuel efficiency figure, both models will give you 19.83 km/l on the open road.


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