Nissan’s affordable brand has seemingly decided to spice up the GO hatchback that’s already available in Indonesia, South Africa or India, with a take that “caters to fun optimistic attitudes of young Indonesian car enthusiasts.”
Datsun is Nissan take on the Renault-Dacia relationship, though arguably without the same degree of international prestige the Romanian brand now enjoys. “If the GO live could be summed up in a single word, it would be ‘freestyle,'” explains Kei Kyu, Datsun’s executive design director. “The car reflects the fun, expressive and liberating attitude that Indonesian car enthusiasts have toward their vehicles. In short, it’s meant to be fun, upbeat and cool.” The bold contrasting scheme is obvious, but it’s interesting to understand why the zebra-like hypnotic stripes are needed here.
Datsun’s GO Live has a taller roofline and elevated stance when compared to the regular GO, and comes with new side skirts and a high rear to give the impression of perpetuum motion. Nissan’s brand also explains the interesting finish reflects a camouflage-themed paint scheme inspired by patterns and colors found on trendy clothes – leading us to wonder if people in Indonesia really wear such interesting outfits on a regular basis. The Datsun GO is based on the Nissan Micra, so people should expect quite the decent model when buying one, though a Go Live isn’t in the works because the concept has been labeled as a styling exercise.