If the starting price is correct, then the Datsun redi-GO will undercut all its rivals in the segment and priced lower than their expected range of between INR 2.5-3.5 Lakhs. It is INR 13,000 cheaper than the entry-level grade of the Renault Kwid, which starts from INR 2.62 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
To be launched on the 7th of June, redi-GO price will start from INR 2.39 lakh, ex-showroom. It will compete with the likes of Hyundai Eon, Renault Kwid and India’s best selling car, Maruti Alto 800.
Based on the same CMF-A platform that underpins the Renault Kwid, the Datsun Redi-GO is powered by a 799 cc, three-cylinder engine that pumps out 53.2 BHP and 72 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-Speed manual gearbox. Datsun claims that the Redi-GO would give a fuel economy figure of 25.17 kmpl.
While the earlier price of Rs 2.5 lakh was considered to be aggressive, this revelation indicates that the hatchback will undercut the recently facelifted Maruti Alto 800 by Rs 10,000. The Alto, which received a mid-cycle refresh recently, has until now seen serious competition only in the form of the Kwid.
The Redigo shares much of its styling with the concept car which made its debut at Auto Expo 2014. The edgy styling is further complemented by the high ground clearance which is a welcome move given the Indian road conditions. The hatchback is based on the same Renault-Nissan Alliance’s Common Module Family (CMF) engineering architecture as the Kwid but misses out on its SUV-like cues.