After its official unveil earlier this month, Nissan India has officially announce the pre-launch bookings of RediGO at a refundable amount of Rs. 5000, interested customers can book it via company’s website and Snapdeal.com. The Japanese carmaker also stated that the deliveries of the hatchback will commence from June. According to reports, Mumbai dealers have already received 150 bookings without even a demo vehicle. The Datsun hasn’t been doing well in India as it’s both offerings Go and Go+ managed to sell just 1650 units last month.
Touting as first urban cross vehicle, RediGO is specifically designed, developed and even produced in India. The manufacture has also confirms that the initial price of entry level hatchback will be at Rs. 2.5 lakhs while the top variant of the RediGO will finish at Rs. 3.5 lakhs (ex-showroom).
The RediGO will take its juice from a three cylinder 800cc petrol engine which is good for 53bhp@5678 of power and 72Nm of torque@4386rpm, which also does duty on Renault Kwid. Powering the front wheels, it will be powered by a five speed manual gearbox. A powerful 1.0l engine with an AMT gearbox might also makes its way, Kwid delivers an impressive mileage of 25.17kmpl but we expect RediGO to be even more fuel efficient.
Build on CMA-F platform, it has a longer wheelbase, lighter and carries more ground clearance (185mm) as compared to its French cousin. In terms of competition, Datsun RediGO will be taking on Hyundai Eon, Maruti Suzuki Alto and Renault Kwid.
Making the announcement, Mr. Arun Malhotra, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd., said, “Created specifically for India and manufactured here, we are confident the Datsun redi-GO will delight our customers. It’s this country’s first urban-cross vehicle, and a testament to our commitment to bring our best to India. From the wheels up, Datsun redi-GO was designed to bring fun and freedom to our customers and shake-up the conventional compact hatchback segment.”