Datsun's third product for India, the redi-Go, has been unveiled on April 14, Thursday, and the company will launch the vehicle in June. The deliveries of the vehicle will start in the same month, while the bookings will begin from May 1.
Datsun calls the redi-Go as the first urban-cross in the Indian market that combines the roominess, best in class ground clearance of 185mm and fuel efficiency of an affordable compact hatchback. The roominess inside the cabin has been achieved by the tall boy design of the car.
The face of the hatchback will feature D-cut grille with chrome outline flanked by sleek headlamps. The redi-Go boasts striking character lines along the bodywork. Inside, it gets bright coloured upholstery. The dashboard is uncluttered yet simple. Despite being a low-cost model, the interior does not look cheap. Datsun promises a commanding seating position in redi-Go with its tall boy design. On features, the redi-Go is expected with most of the features offered in the Renault Kwid barring touch-screen infotainment unit.
Datsun redi-GO is based on the Common Module Family (CMF-A) platform from the Renault-Nissan Alliance and is powered by an all-new 800cc three-cylinder petrol engine paired with a five-speed manual transmission. Reports indicate Datsun is planning to shake up the segment with highly competitive pricing. Rumours have it that the prices may be well under Rs. 2.5 lakh and, in that case, it will be the most affordable car in India after Tata GenX Nano.
"Datsun's growth strategy in India will continue to reflect our commitment to local engineering, development and manufacturing. The Datsun redi-Go, as a tangible expression of this commitment, offers several best-in-class capabilities. It is created to bring fun, free and confident thinking to the otherwise traditional compact hatchback segment," said Guillaume Sicard, president of Nissan India Operations, in a statement.