Being a small business owner isn’t easy. No one said it would be. In fact, you were probably told on numerous occasions that your challenges would be many. Which you now realise includes just about anything from payments and maintenance costs to having regular heart palpitations when anyone even remotely mentions the words ‘cash’ and ‘flow’ in the same sentence. And what about those delivery costs?

Before your heart rate goes through the roof, we’d like to mention that Datsun is here to alleviate some of your business blues with the help of the all-new Datsun GO+ Panel Van.

Beyond offering superb value for entrepreneurs at the recommended retail price of just R149 900 (yes, that’s including VAT) and the fact that the Datsun GO+ gives you a whopping 542kgs of load capacity to transport anything from flowers to fabrics; we’re giving your business the extra boost it needs with our latest competition, #DatsungetGOing.

The promotion, in conjunction with 702 talk radio, aims to get SMEs GOing by selecting 5 small businesses that could use a little push-start in the right direction. This much-needed boost can manifest itself in anything your business may need help with; from a new slick of paint for your office to kitting your store out with new signage – whatever it is, Datsun is prepared to give it to you!

However, there is a small catch. The new Datsun GO+ Panel Van is all about carrying bigger loads, so Datsun is delivering the boost your business needs to your door to get it GOing! All you’d need to do to make the cut is tell us (and 702’s John Robbie) what we can do to make a difference to your business -  as long as it can fit into a Datsun GO+ Panel Van!

If your business is one of 5 lucky winners, 702 and Datsun will be on your doorstep in a Datsun GO+ Panel Van loaded with all the goodies your business needs to get GOing! To pack an even more powerful punch, we’ll also feature your SME on John Robbie’s show, getting your business boosted over Joburg’s airwaves for mahala.

But wait, there’s more! To top it all off, your business will be entered into the draw to win your very own Datsun Go+ Panel Van, too. What’s not to love about that?

If you’re not already sold on the Datsun GO+ Panel Van having your business needs at heart, here are the facts to win you over:

  • Great value for entrepreneurs at a recommended retail price of R149 900 (incl. VAT)
  • Registered small business owners can claim back 14% VAT - therefore only paying just over R131 000
  • Exceptional cost per km from only R 1.87* and best total cost of ownership
  • A whopping 542kg loading capacity and loading volume of 3.4m3 – ideal for moving anything from flowers to catering supplies

Follow Datsun_SA and #DatsungetGOing on social media or visit to find out more.


Datsun originated in Japan as DAT-GO (the DAT-car) almost a century ago in 1914. The word DAT means ‘lightning-fast’ in Japanese but is also a reference to the three financiers who supported the business at the time – namely Mssrs. Den, Aoyama and Takeuchi – an acronym of the first letter of each name. Using the same logic, it was promoted as Durable, Attractive and Trustworthy, or DAT for short.

In 1933, Nissan’s founding father Yoshisuke Aikawa took over the business with a vision of “mobility for all”. The introduction of a light-weight, economical yet resilient car to meet the aspirations of young Japanese people in the early 1930s was named the ‘son of DAT’ – Datson - which later changed to Datsun. Local engineering and mass-production made the founder’s dream a reality.


Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced the return of the Datsun brand, Nissan's third global brand, alongside Nissan and Infiniti, in March 2012. Datsun will provide a sustainable motoring experience to optimistic up-and-coming customers in high-growth markets. Datsun represents 80 years of accumulated Japanese car-making expertise and is an important part of Nissan's DNA. Datsun already started sales in India and Indonesia, while sales in Russia and South Africa will commence later in 2014.


Nissan South Africa is the operational hub for Regional Business Unit South, serving Nissan’s key South Africa market and 42 other countries in Sub Saharan Africa, including Angola, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria. In South Africa, the company offers a range of 28 vehicles under the Nissan and Infiniti brands, including the popular locally-produced Nissan light commercial vehicles - the NP200 half ton pickup and NP300 one-ton Hardbody – produced at the company’s Rosslyn plant, north west of Pretoria. In 2013, the company made history with the introduction of South Africa’s first electric vehicle, Nissan’s flagship Nissan LEAF. This will be followed in 2014 by the reintroduction of the iconic Datsun brand, as well as the launch of the new Qashqai crossover and new X-Trail sports utility vehicle. Nissan South Africa is one of the top five automotive companies in South Africa.