Datsun redi-GO
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Nissan's sub-brand Datsun globally unveiled its latest hatchback, the redi-Go in India. Datsun will start the bookings for the redi-Go May 1 while the market launch and delivery has been scheduled for June. Prices have not been revealed now. Datsun said the price of the redi-Go will be competitive in its segment.

12.45 p.m. IST: The Datsun redi-Go global unveiling event concludes.

12.44 p.m. IST: The redi-Go will be open for various customisation options, similar to the Kwid.

12.40 p.m. IST: Datsun will start booking of redi-Go in May and launch it in market in June. Prices will be revealed at launch.

12.39 p.m. IST: The rediGO will be sold through over 200 Nissan-Datsun showrooms and 49 stand-alone outlets. The group targets 300 showrooms soon.

12.33 p.m. IST: The redi-GO features 800cc petrol engine.

12.30 p.m. IST:  The star of the show — the Datsun redi-GO — takes centrestage.


12.20 p.m. IST: The rediGO is third product of Datsun India and fifth global product of Datsun brand

12.15 p.m. IST: Nissan will launch X-trail hybrid and GT-R in near future says Daniele Schillaci, Exec VP, Nissan Motor Corporation

12.14 p.m. IST: Nissan targets 5 percent market share in India by 2020

12.11 p.m. IST: DatsunIndia has released a rediGO app for the android platform.

12.10 p.m. IST: Datsun brand stand on three values- Freedom. Fun. Confidence - says Sicard

12.05 p.m. IST: Guillaume Sicard, President of Nissan Indian operations on stage

12.00 p.m. IST: Datsun redi-Go global unveiling event begins.

Original story

Nissan's sub-brand Datsun will pull the wraps off its much-awaited redi-Go hatchback during its global unveiling in India, Thursday, April 14. This is the third car from Datsun brand for India after the Go hatchback and Go+ MPV. The latest entrant will underpin the CMF-A platform developed by the Renault-Nissan Alliance.

The teaser and sketch images of Datsun released ahead of the unveiling last week indicate the vehicle does justice in terms of design to the concept model unveiled at Auto Expo 2014. The redi-Go will have a tall boy stance. The face of the hatchback will feature large grille with chrome outline flanked by sleek headlamps. The vehicle will feature a prominent crease line running from the lower front bumper to the tail lamps. Black-coloured rear-view mirror covers, B-pillars and six-spoke alloy wheels will lend a sporty touch to the exterior.

Under the hood, Datsun redi-Go is likely to get an 800cc, 3-cylinder petrol engine with a five-speed manual transmission. This is the same engine that works in the Renault Kwid. An AMT transmission option is also expected to be offered. Reports indicate a new 1.0-litre, three-cylinder diesel engine developed by Nissan may make its debut with the redi-Go. The estimated starting price for the hatchback hovers around Rs. 2.5 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.

Watch this space for live updates of the global unveiling event that starts 11.30 a.m. IST.