Datsun Redi-Go to be price positioned below the Renault Kwid - Report

05/03/2016 - 00:27 | ,   | Ashwin Ram N P

To have around 95 percent local content.

Motor Octane reports that the Datsun Redi-Go will be priced less than the Renault Kwid, and that the model will be unveiled in May 2016. This will make the Redi-Go the most affordable car in the product line of the Renault-Nissan Alliance (RNA).

Datsun Redi-GO prototype front featured image
The Datsun Redi-Go is likely to use the same powertrain as the Renault Kwid.

The Redi-Go and the Kwid will have a lot of common parts. Both are based on the same platform, the Common Module Family - Affordable (CMF-A) and they are also expected to share the same powertrain, the 800 cc B4A engine with a five-speed manual transmission. The motor produces 54 PS and 74 Nm on the Kwid.

The Kwid has a localisation level of 98 percent and hence the Redi-Go is expected to have the same level of local content. With Datsun being the entry-level brand in RNA, the Datsun Redi-Go could miss out on some features that are offered on the Kwid, like the touchscreen-equipped infotainment system, which would be one of the ways the model is priced lower.

Datsun redi-Go rear production version caught testing
The Datsun Redi-Go is reportedly scheduled for an unveil in two months.

Also Read: Datsun Go-Cross Concept showcased at Auto Expo 2016

It is reported that the Datsun Redi-GO will be launched right around the time the Renault Kwid 1.0 will launch in the Indian market.

Rivals: Renault Kwid, Maruti Alto 800, Hyundai Eon
Expected Price: INR 2.4-3.4 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Release date: May 2016

[Source: Motor Octane]

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