Nissan’s budget-friendly outfit Datsun has officially launched the new redi-GO in India. Dubbed as an “urban-cross” vehicle, the hatchback is the brand’s fifth model to enter the market after the Go in 2013, the Go+ mini MPV, the mi-DO, and the on-DO sedan.
Like the Renault Kwid, which was launched in the Indian market in 2015, the redi-GO is based on Renault-Nissan Alliance’s CMF-A (Common Module Family) platform. Despite sharing the same architecture, the redi-GO has 5 mm more ground clearance over the French crossover at 185 mm.
In terms of physical appearance, the redi-GO is not far off its siblings thanks to the trademark “D-cut” front grille, which is complemented by a pair of slim headlights and what appears to be LED daytime running light bars on the lower part of the front bumper.
The cabin features a pretty straightforward layout. It has a three-spoke steering wheel, an uncluttered centre console with a radio head unit and buttons for the air-conditioner, and plenty of storage space. Datsun says its tall body structure enables the engineers to deliver a commanding driving position with a high eye-point.
Again, like the Kwid, powering the redi-GO is a minuscule 800 cc, three-cylinder petrol engine with 53 hp and 74 Nm of torque. The unit is paired to a five-speed manual transmission – no mention of any automatic whatsoever.
- Fresh, striking, modern styling targets the younger generation
- New vehicle platform provides superior performance and handling
- New efficient 0.8-liter engine paired with five-speed manual transmission
DELHI, India – Datsun today unveiled its highly anticipated third model, the trend-setting Datsun redi-GO urban-cross, in India today.
Just two years after entering the Indian market, Datsun is expanding its offering by introducing an all-new class of car aimed at the young and aspirational ready to take the next step in their lives. These customers have an achiever mind set, value fun and freedom, and confidently strive for success and opportunity. The Datsun redi-GO symbolizes these key values.
The Datsun redi-GO, the first urban-cross in the Indian market, combines the roominess, best in class ground clearance (185 mm) and sheer fun of a crossover and blends that with zippy driving and fuel efficiency of an affordable compact hatchback. By providing the best features of a crossover and the major attributes of an urban hatchback, the Datsun redi-GO delivers the best of both worlds.
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.
Marking the launch, Global Head of Datsun Vincent Cobee said: “In a sea of look-a-like hatchbacks, the Datsun redi-GO’s modern and distinctive looks help it stand out from the crowd. Its design reflects the sense of individuality of the people who’ll buy the car: confident go-getters who know where they want to be in life.”
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 Japanese design team has given the vehicle a flowing style, creating the impression 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 beyond expectations for a car in this class. Best in class visibility and high eye point help the driver see the situation on the road 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, based on the versatile Common Module Family (CMF-A) platform from the Renault-Nissan Alliance, is powered by an all-new 0.8-liter three-cylinder fuel efficient engine paired with a five speed manual transmission. The Datsun redi-GO powertrain delivers lively dynamic performance and high fuel efficiency, while 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 confident thinking to the otherwise traditional compact hatchback segment.”