If emerging reports are anything to go by, Nissan's low-cost brand Datsun's small car redi-Go, which is in the making, is looking to replicate the success story of Renault Kwid with a low price tag. DatSun redi-Go, which is currently in its testing phase in the country, is likely to be priced cheaper than the Kwid.
A report on MotorOctane reveals the redi-Go, which will be unveiled in India in May this year, will be priced less than the Kwid. The French auto-maker launched the Kwid with a price tag originally starting at Rs 2.56 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The small car, which will rival Maruti Alto K10 and Hyundai Eon when launched in India, will come with more than 95 percent localisation. This will also help the company to keep price low.
The redi-Go is built on the CMF-A (Common Modular Family) platform, the same as Renault's latest offering, the Kwid. The report also says the redi-Go will pack almost the same features as the Kwid, save for the touchscreen system.
Codenamed DatsunI2, the redi-Go is rumoured to get the 1.2-litre petrol engines under the hood that do duty in the Go hatchback and the Go+ MPV. The transmission in the redi-Go is expected to be taken care of by either five-speed manual or automated manual. The launch of the redi-Go is expected later this year.