Datsun redi-Go continues to drive Nissan sales
Datsun redi-Go continues to drive Nissan salesNissan/press

Riding on the sales of the newly-launched redi-Go small hatchback, Japanese auto-maker Nissan posted a growth of 126 percent in July 2016 in India. The redi-Go is the latest offering of the company's low-cost brand Datsun in the country.

Nissan sold 6,418 vehicles in July 2016 as against 2,841 units sold during the month a year ago. The company sold 3,940 units of the redi-Go in July. The redi-Go, which made its market debut in India on June 7, received over 10,000 bookings in just one month.

"Our sales have been gaining momentum over the past few months and the trend has been encouraging. The customers have responded positively to the new Datsun redi-Go,"
Arun Malhotra, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd, said.

The redi-Go, which is built on the same 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 hood 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. Datsun redi-Go, the entry level hatchback, is pitted against front-runners in the segment like Maruti Alto 800, Hyundai Eon and Renault Kwid in India.