Nissan's sub-brand Datsun has just launched the redi-Go hatchback in India. The company is reportedly planning to export the hatchback in six months, reports ET Auto.
Datsun has no plans to advance exports schedule as the company plans to sell more cars in the Indian market this year. "Exports this year are expected to be around 90,000 cars as against 110,000 units shipped out last year," said Guillaume Sicard, president of Nissan India Operations.
He has also informed that the Renault-Nissan's joint venture car plant in Chennai is expected to reach its full capacity — 480,000 units per annum — in a year's time.
Datsun India launched the redi-Go at a starting price of Rs 2.38 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi, on June 7. Launched in five variants — Datsun redi-Go D, A, T, T(O) and S — the redi-Go is powered by a 799cc three-cylinder petrol motor that churns out 53bhp and a peak torque of 72Nm mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. Datun claims the small car will return a fuel efficiency of 25.17kmpl.
The redi-Go is built on the same CMF-A platform as that of the Renault Kwid and measures 3,429mm in length, 1,560mm in width and 1,541mm in height. It offers segment-leading ground clearance of 185mm and comes with a boot space of 222-litre.