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Datsun India, the low-cost brand of Japanese carmaker Nissan, has opened the pre-bookings of its soon-to-be-launched the redi-GO 1.0-litre version in the country. The powerful version of Datsun's entry-level model is expected to be launched on July 26.

The customers can book their Datsun redi-GO 1.0-litre with a fully refundable down payment of Rs 10,000 at Nissan and Datsun dealerships. The deliveries of the new redi-GO will also commence from July 26.

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"At Datsun, we are constantly striving to challenge the status quo and disrupt conventional thinking about the entry car segment in India. Today's youth want a car that shows their personality with style, and redi-GO 1.0L is ready to meet their needs with more power and convenience," said Jerome Saigot, Datsun India vice-president.

The Datsun redi-GO 1.0L is powered by a 1.0litre three-cylinder engine, paired with a five-speed manual transmission. Currently, redi-GO is offered in the country with a 799 cc three-cylinder petrol motor that churns out 53 bhp and a peak torque of 72N m that is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. Launched in India in June 2016, redi-GO rivals Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, Hyundai Eon and Renault Kwid in India.

The new variant of redi-GO is likely to be offered in the mid or top-end variant of the model with a price tag of Rs 30,000 higher than the current model in the market. The redi-GO will not sport any other changes in the 1.0-litre avatar in terms of style and features.