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Datsun goes ‘auto’ with its CVT GO budget cars

ROSSLYN, South Africa - The recently introduced Datsun GO CVT (continuously variable transmission) units claim to have it all... and, at the prices, seem sensible solutions to motoring for the less-privileged. So, what has 'CVT' brought to the model range...? Basically, such a ''gearbox'' removes the need for gear-changing and, in fact, a conventional set… Continue reading Datsun goes ‘auto’ with its CVT GO budget cars

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Dat’s sun collection by Free State’s Oom Freek

ROSSLYN, South Africa - Datsun is calling on all fans - new and old - as it announces the opening of car-enthusiast Freek de Kock's auto museum: about 120 Datsun and Nissan vehicles spanning decades will be accessible to everybody. The museum, in Bothaville, South Africa, was started by De Kock in 2007. It claims… Continue reading Dat’s sun collection by Free State’s Oom Freek

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Datsun helps you stay cool by winter-proofing your car

How to chill during winter driving Datsun lists preparations for chilly days ...and don't forget long-life snacks ROSSLYN, South Africa: Freezing weather in Gauteng, storms in the Western Cape and no doubt you've hauled out your winter clothing for protection. But what about your car? It, too, is owed a little extra protection during the… Continue reading Datsun helps you stay cool by winter-proofing your car

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Datsun doubles down with six-year warranty

ROSSLYN, South Africa - All new Datsun vehicles will now be covered by a Datsun warranty covering the vehicles for six years or 150 000km ''to double the period of care-free motoring''. ''A long warranty such as this,'' the automaker says, ''will allow customers to drive away in their new car knowing there won’t be… Continue reading Datsun doubles down with six-year warranty

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Datsun Go! – or public transport? Datsun checks the data…

YOUNG South Africans - and indeed older, perhaps retired, people - struggle every day due to lack of mobility. The causes: the cost and unreliability of public transport and the prices of personal vehicles. But perhaps the main one is home-to-work-to recreation... The new Datsun GO!, the automaker says, allows aspirational youth (and the older… Continue reading Datsun Go! – or public transport? Datsun checks the data…

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GO! GO! GO! Four years on and Datsun is all growed up

Budget wheels upgraded for 2019 Fine for families - Datsun GOes upmarket Five or seven seats, spunky 1.2 engine ROSSLYN, South Africa - Datsun SA is bringing new Datsun GO and GO+ models to market four years after the brand returned to South Africa under the aegis of the local Nissan operation. Datsun products, assembled… Continue reading GO! GO! GO! Four years on and Datsun is all growed up

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GO and GO+: Two more steps into SA by Datsun

ROSSLYN, Gauteng - Datsun, since returning to South Africa four years ago, says it has found significant success in the local small-car segment yet is committed to continued innovation with advanced technical features. The latest in the brand's South African showrooms are the new GO and GO+ with, the automaker says, ''have a range of… Continue reading GO and GO+: Two more steps into SA by Datsun

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Datsun vows affordable motoring for young workers

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - The importance of mobility and easy commuting is vital to help young people in South Africa to find their places in the job market. Des Fenner, general manager of Datsun South Africa sees affordable motoring as vital in this respect. “We're wrestling with the provision of integrated public transport," he said. "The long… Continue reading Datsun vows affordable motoring for young workers