- Will be powered by an 0.8-liter. 3-cylinder engine that will focus on maximizing efficiency and come mated to a 5-speed gearbox
- The Redi-Go is based on an all-new platform that sits 185mm above the ground
- Has been designed to provide the driver with good visibility all round
- Gets an all-new suspension setup
- Promises Best-in-class braking
Update 5: Check out some more images of the Redi-Go
Update 4: The bookings for the Redi-Go will begin in May with deliveries taking place in June. The company plans to have more than 200 outlets for Datsun in more than 165 cities. Out of these, 49 dealerships will be exclusive to Datsun. The company will be targeting rear 2 and 3 cities aggressively with the Redi-Go
Update 3: The Datsun Redi-Go is here, and should we say, it looks rather cool! Check out these first images from the premiere below
Update 2. Daniele Schillaci, Executive VP Global sales and marketing, Nissan Motor Corp takes the stage. Says Nissan Datsun plan 5% share of the Indian market by 2020.The Redi-Go is an urban cross product, designed for young people ready to take the next step in life.
Update 1 : Guillaume Sicard, President Nissan Datsun India on the stage , says Datsun will launch three new cars in the next three years. For the Redi-Go, the compamy has planned a full 360 degree media strategy and has even developed an app
We are at the global premiere of the Datsun redi-GO. The sketches of the car released by Datsun a couple of days ago promise that the production version will be a honest rendition of the redi-GO concept that was showcased at the 2014 Auto Expo.
Up front, the trademark, trapezoidal Datsun grille from the GO and GO+ stays on with a few tweaks, but everything around it is all-new. The slim, up-swept headlamps with chrome detailing inside look the part, while the flared fenders add some muscle to the sides. At the back, there are a couple of high mounted tail lamps, a sculpted tail gate and a prominent rear spoiler
Like the Mahindra KUV100 and the Renault Kwid, the red-GO’s high riding stance has been purposely dialled in for a “SUV-like” appearance. The redi-Go (codename – I2) will be Datsun’s third offering in India after the Go and the Go+. It’s the second prong of Renault–Nissan Alliance’s two pronged strategy to take on the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 and the Hyundai Eon 800 in India; the first being the fairly successful Renault Kwid.
The Datsun redi-Go is based on the same CMF-A (Common Module Family-Affordable) platform that the Kwid is based on, but the similarities end there. The redi-Go gets all-new, Datsun specific styling, fresh interiors, and an all-new petrol engine that could be mated to an AMT.
The redi-Go will also be heavily localized, with levels of localization expected to be in the region of 97-98% – pretty much like the Kwid. While the Renault Kwid retails for INR 2,56,968, the Datsun is expected to retail at similar prices, if not slightly more.