The launch in India of the redi-Go, the latest offering from Nissan's low-cost brand Datsun, has been marked for end of May, says a recent Autocar India report. The small car, which is believed to have hit the assembly line at Renault-Nissan alliance plant in Oragadam, Chennai earlier this month is reportedly set for its global debut April 14.
Datsun redi-Go, the hatchback, which is built on the same CMF-A platform as Renault Kwid, is expected to be priced lower than the Kwid. Although the redi-Go is built on the same platform as the Kwid, the small car is expected to flaunt a different styling. While the Kwid conquered the entry-level car segment with SUV-stance, the new product from Datsun is getting ready to rock the market with tall-stance.
In terms of features, the redi-Go is likely to come sans touchscreen. It will stay true to the silhouette of the concept model unveiled at Auto Expo 2014. With more than 95% localisation, the redi-Go is expected to cost under Rs 3 lakh for the base variant.
At the heart of DatSun redi-Go is likely to be an 800cc, 3-cylinder petrol engine with a five-speed manual transmission. An automated manual transmission (AMT) version and a 1.0-litre engine is expected to join the line-up later in its life cycle.
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]