In the past, the automobile industry in India has risen as a phoenix rises from it’s ashes; with new designs and new segments being launched in almost every six months, the competition among the car-makers just doesn’t seem to end!
‘Hatchback’ is the latest segment that has witnessed most of the reforms.
With changing times , necessities and increasing population the car makers have brought about a reform in the hatch-back segment like Renault bringing ‘Kwid’ and now Nissan’s Datsun in the line to launch it’s game changer ‘redi-GO’
Ahead of its premiere on April 14, Datsun India has released the official design of the redi-GO entry-level hatchback that is slated to hit the market this year. This is expected to be a game changer for the automaker that has been struggling to gain ground in the mass market car space. Datsun is basically an automobile brand owned by Nissan. Datsun’s original production run began in 1931. From 1958 to 1986, only vehicles exported by Nissan were identified as Datsun.
The design is, no doubt, refreshing and incorporates the familiar front fascia. It sits tall and gets bold lines with sweptback headlamps, whereas the belt line recedes upward cutting across the boot-lid. The boomerang shaped tail lamp looks good and compliments the design well. The redi-GO will be running on 13-inch tyres with three-wheel lug nuts.
Mechanically speaking, the Datsun redi-GO is expected to be powered by an 800cc three-cylinder petrol engine that also currently powers it’s arch rival Renault Kwid. In fact, the Datsun hatchback shares its underpinnings with the Kwid too since both the models based on same CMF-A low cost platform.
Datsun’s newbie is supposed to be hitting the market with a price tag of around 2-30 to 4 lakhs.
Datsun could introduce a 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine on the redi-GO.
It will be intresting to see if Datsun’s redi GO will be able to cut the mustard of the buyers like Kwid did or will redi GO be a game changer for the much struggling Datsun brand?