Datsun has taken to the Jakarta motor show in Indonesia to reveal the Go Live concept, previewing the design direction for the next generation of the brand’s line-up.
Though no longer present in the Australian market, the reborn Datsun brand (a subsidiary of Nissan) has proven popular in numerous developing markets, like Indonesia and India, where it is pitched as a budget offering.
For the Jakarta show, the company created the Go Live in response to the growing number of young Indonesians taking to the customisation and tuner scene.
While based on the regular Datsun Go, the concept has received an array of modifications to appeal to the “freestyle” nature of young Indonesian drivers.
There’s a “camouflage-style” exterior finish that mimics the colours and patterns of today’s fashion trends, bright yellow highlights that help the diminutive hatch to stand out more, an aggressive-looking body kit, 17-inch black alloy wheels with yellow highlights, a large rear spoiler, and a unique hexagonal front grille and headlight treatment.
Despite the sporty modifications, Datsun maintained the Go’s high roofline and large doors, giving the little hatchback a more practical “big boots” look rather than a “racing” aesthetic.
“We didn’t want to just have a sporty execution of the design – like having it sit low to the ground and extra wide – because that’s so typical and predictable in today’s world,” said Kei Kyu, Datsun’s executive design director.
“While this exciting vehicle is mainly a styling exercise – something that hints at the design language of future Datsun models – it’s really something that serves as a valuable partner for the owners and celebrates their individual tastes and lifestyle,” he added.
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