Datsun redi-GO bookings touch the 150 mark in Mumbai
Yes you read that right! Despite the fact that Datsun India, during the global unveil of redi-GO, had officially mentioned that the redi-GO bookings in India will start from May 1 2016; some dealers in Mumbai have already started booking the car. This has resulted in accumulation of more than 150 booking registrations, within just four days. The fact that even a demo unit of the redi-GO hasn’t reached dealerships and still people are interested in booking the car showcases the hype around this new Datsun hatchback.
Talking about this new kid on the block, the Datsun redi-GO is based on the same CMF-A platform that underpins the Renault Kwid. But the design has been significantly overhauled, thus making it look distinctively different. The Datsun hatch is lighter, higher, and gets a longer wheelbase as compared to the Kwid. Moreover, while the Kwid has been given a sharp profile to make it look like a mini-SUV, the redi-GO gets smoother lines that justify its ‘Urban Crossover’ tag.
The Datsun redi-GO engine is the same 0.8-litre engine, which also powers the Renault Kwid. This engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox, which sends power to the front wheels. Power, Torque and Fuel Economy figures will be revealed after it officially launches in the country, though the automaker claims that the redi-GO will offer best-in-class efficiency figures.
If speculations are to be believed, the Datsun redi-GO price in India will start at around 2.44 lacs, thus making it the least expensive petrol powered car in the country, after the Tata Nano. This competitive price tag has been achieved as the Datsun designers have skipped an AVN system and digital instrument cluster in the redi-GO, though its Renault sibling is equipped with the creature-features.
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(Source – Business-Standard)