Datsun redi-GO

The most important information on Datsun's new car has been leaked. The Datsun India website listed the redi-Go price starting from Rs. 2,39,500 for the base variant. Datsun previously said the redi-Go will be priced in the range of Rs. 2.5 lakh to Rs. 3.5 lakh. The leaked information indicates the company plans to shake up the segment with the competitive pricing.

The official price announcement of the redi-Go has been scheduled on June 7. Bookings for the third car from Nissan's sub brand for India were commenced from May 1. The car is based on the CMF-A platform developed by Renault and Nissan. This is the same platform that also underpins Renault Kwid. Both the cars also share identical powertrain with same specifications. The redi-Go is powered by a 799cc three-cylinder petrol motor that churns out 53bhp and a peak torque of 72Nm, mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. Both the cars will return a claimed fuel efficiency of 25.17kmpl.

The new Datsun car will run on 13-inch wheels and will also come with an audio system that has radio, CD, MP3, USB and aux-in connectivity. The redi-Go measures 3,429mm in length, 1,560mm in width and 1,541mm in height. With a tallboy stance, the redi-Go comes with a ground clearance of 185mm which is 5mm higher than the Renault Kwid.

The car will be sold in five colours — ruby red, white, silver, lime green, and grey. The redi-Go will be pitted against Maruti Alto 800, Hyundai Eon and Renault Kwid in India and will be produced at Renault-Nissan alliance plant in Oragadam, Chennai.