After weeks of speculation about its starting price, the Datsun redi-GO was finally launched on Tuesday at a price of Rs 2.39 lakh for the base model, among five different variants. The top-of-the-line model will go up till Rs 3.34 (both prices ex-showroom Delhi).
After two rather unsuccessful previous attempts at luring Indian markets with the GO and GO+, Datsun is aspiring to get third time lucky with the redi-GO.
The small car is based on the same CMF-A platform as its Renault cousin, Kwid that has proved to be a raging success in the country. However, it sports a tall-boy design as opposed to the Kwid’s squatting SUV stance.
A large hexagonal front grille, dashes of silver on the scuff plates and leaf-shaped headlights add to the unique appearance of the redi-GO. The car will be available in five different body colours.
Though, it continues to be powered by the Kwid’s 799cc three-cylinder unit. Mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, this engine is good for 54PS of peak power and 72Nm of maximum torque.