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2016 Datsun Go Lux (AB)
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2016 Datsun Go Lux (AB)

1.2 litre 3 cylinder DOHC 12 valve | 5.2 litres per 100km | R 95 900
  1. Overview
  2. Car Specifications
  3. Standard Features
  4. Safety Features
  • Year:2016 Datsun Go Lux (AB)
  • Mileage Tested:49 800km
  • Recommended Retail Price:R 101 200
  • Price as tested:R 95 900
  • New Price at present:R 134 500
  • Warranty:Remainder of 3 year/100 000km
  • Maintenance Plan:Optional 3-5 year 90-145 000km service plan (this vehicle was not equipped with a service plan).
  • Service Intervals:15 000km
  • Original Value Retained Since Registration:84.20%
  • Engine:1.2 litre 3 cylinder DOHC 12 valve
  • Power and Torque:50kW/104Nm
  • 0-100km/h:13.3 seconds
  • Fuel Consumption (combined):5.2 litres/100km
  • Fuel Tank Capacity:35 litres
  • Tare Mass:788kg
  • Boot Capacity (seats up):265 litres
  • Boot Capacity (seats folded down):Not listed
  • Wheels and Tyres:155/70R13 (Steel)
  • Spare Wheel:Yes, full size (Steel)
  • Air-conditioning
  • Electric power steering
  • Electric windows Front
  • Aftermarket Radio/CD Player (Not integrated)
  • Full size steel spare wheel
  • ABS Braking:Yes
  • EBD:No
  • Airbags:Driver side only

After a long absence, the Datsun brand has finally made a return. As one of the cheapest vehicles on our market today, the Go offers good all-round economy in a package that is easy and affordable to maintain. The styling is quite modern and inoffensive, add its economic 1.2 litre 3 cylinder engine and you have a recipe for a fun city run-around. Its low fuel consumption at 5.2 litres per 100km is an added bonus. The interior does look a little “plasticky”, but has proven to be rather durable. Overall the vehicle is low cost and very reliable. It comes with a driver side airbag and ABS braking, which isn’t typical across the range. Perhaps it’s time to give the 2016 Datsun Go Lux (AB) a second glance. *The vehicle was supplied to us by CMH Volvo Cars Silver Lakes.