A unique fusion of a compact crossover and an urban hatch, the Datsun Redi-Go has been unveiled in India today. Calling itself India’s first Urban Cross, the Redi-Go is based on a an all-new platform that promises to offer superior performance and handling. Aimed at the younger generation of buyers, it has been aptly styled to look cool, striking and modern. It will be powered by an 0.8-liter petrol engine that also propels the Kwid and will be paired to a 5-speed manual box. Bookings will open in the month of May for deliveries that will commence a month after.
It has been designed to be roomy, will offer best-in-class ground clearance of 185mm and promises to return a fuel economy figure that stands right up there with that of a budget hatchback.
Datsun plans to have more than 200 outlets in more than 165 cities. Out of these, 49 dealerships will be exclusive to the brand. The company will be targeting tier 2 and 3 cities aggressively with the Redi-Go
“The Datsun redi-GO lives up to its name by being a lively, all-action car that’s ready to go wherever you want to venture. In a sea of look-a-like hatchbacks, the Datsun redi-GO’s modern and distinctive looks help it stand out from the crowd. Aptly called, YUKAN in Japanese (brave and bold), the design reflects the sense of individuality of the people who buy the car: confident go-getters who know where they want to be in life,” said Vincent Cobee, Global Head of Datsun.
With fresh, eye-catching styling, the Datsun redi-GO boasts striking character lines along the bodywork. The distinctive D-cut grille, headlamps and rear lamps are combined to create a sense of dynamism and sophistication. The team of Japanese designers behind the car have given the vehicle a flowing style, creating the perception that it is in motion even when it is standing still. The tall body structure enabled engineers to deliver a spacious, bright interior and high driving position that is beyond expectations for a car in this class.
Best in class visibility and high eye point help driver to be aware of the road situation and feel confident behind the wheel. An expansive and inviting cabin expresses a sense of freedom, at the same time illustrating the car’s practicality and modernity. The Datsun redi-GO is based on the versatile Common Module Family (CMF-A) platform from the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Powered by an all-new 0.8L three-cylinder fuel efficient engine paired with a five speed manual transmission, the Datsun redi-GO delivers lively dynamic performance and high fuel efficiency. The new suspension system offers an excellent balance between handling, ride comfort and manoeuvrability.
Guillaume Sicard, President, Nissan India Operations, said, “Datsun’s growth strategy in India will continue to reflect our commitment to local engineering, development and manufacturing. The Datsun redi-GO, as a tangible expression of this commitment, offers several best-in-class capabilities. It is created to bring fun, free and condent thinking to the otherwise traditional compact hatchback segment.”