Datsun redi-GO Sport edition price in India Rs 3.49 lakh
The Datsun redi-GO has been an important product for the brand, as it has brought the company back from tough times. In order to milk its cash cow to the brim, Datsun India has announced that the company will be launching new redi-GO special editions, or releasing updates to the redi-GO every six months. This will help them keep in check with new models or updates from other competitors, and thus keep the product fresh. In-line with these plans, the company has launched the Datsun redi-GO Sport at a price of Rs. 3.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The only changes on the Sport edition of the redi-GO include cosmetic updates on the outside and inside. No mechanical changes have been made on the entry-level hatchback. On the outside, the redi-GO Sport gets prominent, black racing stripes that run in through the centre of the car, starting from the hood, continuing onto the roof, and ending at the tailgate. The company designers have tried to give the Sport model a stealth sort of look. Thus, the front grille boundary has been finished in black, while the wheel covers too get black treatment. We sorely miss the presence of alloy wheels on the Sport model. 5-spoke, blacked out alloys would have looked insane on this redi-GO special edition. More black decals have been added on the lower portion of the front bumper and the doors. The sport edition Datsun redi-GO will be offered in three colours: ruby, grey and white.
The inside of the redi-GO Sport include an all-black dashboard that gives it a sporty and contemporary look. It has further been given red accents on the seat and centre console to spice up the ambience. The Sport also gets some added tech on offer, including a keyless central locking system, reverse parking sensors, and Bluetooth compatible audio system.
Since we did mention that there are no mechanical or specification related changes on the Datsun redi-GO Sport, it is essential to point out that it continues to be powered by a 799 cc three-cylinder block, that delivers a max power of 53 BHP and a peak torque of 72 Nm, while being couple to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Datsun marked its India re-entry in 2012 with the introduction of the GO hatchback. It later introduced the GO+ MPV. But both these products failed to garner the Indian audience’s attention. But when the redi-GO clocked 3,000 sales within a month from its launch, the company realized its potential. This is the primary reason that the automaker is now launching new variants to boost its presence in the country.