Japan – Datsun redi-Go showcased at annual shareholders meeting
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The Datsun redi-Go concept which made its first public appearance at the Auto Expo in January has been showcased in Japan, at Nissan’s annual general meeting of shareholders which was presided by Mr. Carlos Ghosn, Chairman, Renault-Nissan Alliance.
The redi-Go concept previews Datsun’s third product which will sit below the Go. The concept also sets the design direction for the future Dasun models.
While the Datsun Go adopts a conservative styling, the redi-Go concept embraces a sporty and youthful character. The concept merges the design of a 5-door hatchback with crossover traits.
The production vehicle will be based on the Renault-Nissan CMF-A platform which would also underpin the upcoming Renault XBA entry-level small car.
The production version of the Datsun redi-Go would compete with the Maruti Alto. The car’s technical details were not revealed but the production model could adopt a 800 cc petrol motor that is being developed by Renault-Nissan Technology Business Center India.
Competitors – Maruti Alto, Hyundai Eon, Chevrolet Spark, Tata Nano
Expected price – INR 2.5 – 3.0 lakh (ex-showroom)
Datsun redi-GO – Image Gallery