If emerging reports are anything to go by, Nissan's low-cost brand Datsun is gearing up to launch its redi-Go in India in as early as May. The Datsun redi-Go small hatchback is the company's third offering in the domestic market after the Go hatchback and the Go+ MPV.
A report of ET Auto, citing sources close to the development, claimed Datsun redi-Go would see the light of the day in India in the second half of May this year. Codenamed DatsunI2, the redi-Go will ride on the CMF-A (Common Modular Family) platform, the same platform of Renault's latest offering, the Kwid. Although the redi-Go was expected to make its India debut at the Auto Expo 2016, the company showcased only the Go-Cross Concept.
Caught on camera countless times while undergoing test runs in the country, Datsun redi-Go is speculated to get the same silhouette of the concept model unveiled at the Auto Expo 2014. At the heart of the redi-Go is likely a three-cylinder petrol engine with either five-speed manual transmission or automated manual transmission (AMT).
To be pitted against Maruti Alto K10 and Hyundai Eon when launched in India, the redi-Go is expected to carry a price tag of under Rs 3 lakh with more than 95% localisation.