Nissan's low-cost brad Datsun's new offering the redi-Go small hatchback seems to be making waves across the automobile world. The redi-Go, which made its market debut in India on June 7, has garnered over 10,000 bookings in just one month.
"Datsun redi-Go is bringing a lot of new energy and freshness to the entry car segment. Its eye-catching design and best-in-class features are getting noticed as more and more customers choose to go with redi-Go," said Arun Malhotra, managing director of Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd.
Datsun redi-Go, the entry level hatchback, has also helped the company post a record growth of 188 percent in India in June. A large portion of the redi-Go bookings are from metropolitan areas and Tier 2 cities, said the company.
The redi-Go, which is built on the CMF-A platform as that of the Renault Kwid, has been priced at Rs. 2.38 lakh for the base variant (ex-showroom, Delhi). It 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.
Under the skin of Datsun's new offering is a 799cc three-cylinder petrol motor that churns out 53bhp and a peak torque of 72Nm. The redi-Go claims to return a fuel efficiency of 25.17kmpl. The engine comes mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.
It is pitted against front-runners in the segment like Maruti Alto 800, Hyundai Eon and Renault Kwid in India and is available at 227 Nissan and Datsun showrooms across India.