The development was confirmed by Jerome Saigot, Vice President, Datsun India. It's safe to assume that the redi-GO AMT will have the same 5-speed unit as the Renault Kwid AMT. Datsun may follow the same strategy as Renault, offering the AMT option only in the higher priced, 1.0-litre engine model.
The Datsun Redi-GO is available with 0.8- and 1.0-litre i-SAT three-cylinder petrol engines. Both are lifted from the Renault Kwid. The 0.8-litre engine produces 54 PS at 5,678 rpm and 72 Nm of torque at 4,386 rpm. The 1.0-litre engine develops 68 PS at 5,500 rpm and 91 Nm of torque at 4,250 rpm. Both engines are paired to a 5-speed manual transmission.
The Datsun redi-GO 0.8L's prices range from INR 2,41,249* to INR 3,63,611*. The Datsun redi-GO 1.0L is available in two grades, priced at INR 3,57,333* and INR 3,72,238* respectively. With the automated manual transmission, the Datsun redi-GO 1.0L could start at about INR 4 lakh (ex-showroom).
*All prices ex-showroom Delhi.
[Source: The Economic Times]