Datsun redi-GO production starts, seen alongside Renault Kwid

03/05/2016 - 11:19 | ,   | Aravind Jayachandran

Deliveries commence in June 2016.

Datsun has confirmed that mass production of the Datsun redi-GO is underway, and bookings are being accepted since May 1 for a minimum deposit of INR 5,000.

Datsun redi-Go seen alongside Renault Kwid
Both products are based on the same CMF-A platform, and are marketed as "urban crossovers".

Seen above is a photo of the Datsun redi-GO alongside its French cousin, the Renault Kwid, which were showcased during Japanese Ambassador Hiramatsu's visit to the Renault-Nissan Alliance plant in Chennai. Both products are based on the same CMF-A platform, and are marketed as "urban crossovers".

The redi-GO will also be powered by the same 0.8-liter three cylinder engine paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Power output and fuel efficiency figures will be revealed closer to its market launch, although Datsun claims that the redi-Go will offer best-in-class fuel mileage.

Datsun redi-GO rear quarter green unveiled
The redi-GO will also be powered by the same 0.8-liter three cylinder engine paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

Also Read: 150 bookings registered in Mumbai for the Datsun redi-GO

Datsun has also confirmed that the redi-GO will be priced between INR 2.5 lakh and INR 3.5 lakh (ex-showroom), which is nearly similar to the Renault Kwid's launch price.

Rivals: Renault Kwid, Maruti Alto 800, Hyundai Eon, Tata Nano
Expected Price: INR 2.5 lakhs to 3.5 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Expected release date: June 1, 2016 (start of deliveries)

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