Datsun redi-GO was launched in India on 7 June, thus marking the Japanese automaker’s entry into the highly-competitive entry-level hatchback segment. Despite the tough competition from cars such as the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, Renault Kwid, and Hyundai EON, the redi-GO has held its ground in the market. In fact, Datsun says it has already received over 10,000 bookings for the hatchback. The company adds that a considerable share of these numbers has come from metropolitan areas and Tier 2 cities.
Arun Malhotra, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Datsun redi-GO is bringing a lot of new energy and freshness to the entry car segment. Its eye-catching design and best-in-class features are getting noticed as more and more customers choose to go with redi-GO. We have started deliveries of redi-GOs this month to customers across the country and are delighted by the way Datsun redi-GO is being embraced by the younger generation in the country.”
Offered at a starting price of 2.39 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Datsun redi-GO features a tallboy stance and sports a short bonnet, hexagonal grille, a high-mounted rear windscreen, boomerang-shaped tail-lamps that round-off its urban cross ‘Yukan’ design. It measures 3,429mm in length, 1,560mm in width, 1,541mm in height, and sports a wheelbase of 2,348mm. The hatchback also gets a segment-leading ground clearance of 185mm.
The redi-GO houses a 799cc three-cylinder petrol engine under the hood that is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and puts out 53bhp along with 72Nm of maximum torque. Its fuel-efficiency is rated at 25.17Km/l.