Record bookings for Datsun redi-GO in India

Record bookings for Datsun redi-GO in India
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First Datsun car in India to reach 10,000 bookings in less than 40 days since launch.Launched at an astonishingly low price tag of just INR 2.38 lakhs, new Datsun Redi-Go has managed to become the best-selling Datsun car in India. After recording close to 3,000 unit sales in June 2016, the car maker reveals today that booking orders have crossed the 10,000 mark.

First Datsun car in India to reach 10,000 bookings in less than 40 days since launch.Launched at an astonishingly low price tag of just INR 2.38 lakhs, new Datsun Redi-Go has managed to become the best-selling Datsun car in India. After recording close to 3,000 unit sales in June 2016, the car maker reveals today that booking orders have crossed the 10,000 mark.

Competing with India’s best selling car Maruti Alto 800, and the new rising star Renault Kwid, Datsun Redi-Go is designed as an Urban Cross.

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Powered by the same three-cylinder petrol 800 cc engine which powers Renault Kwid, it delivers 54 PS @ 5678 rpm and 72 Nm @ 4386 rpm. Mated to a five-speed manual gearbox, it claims to deliver a mileage of 25.17 kmpl. Weighing only 640 kgs, the reason Datsun has managed to keep the price of Redi-Go aggressive is due to 98% localization levels.

Arun Malhotra, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Datsun redi-GO is bringing a lot of new energy and freshness to the entry car segment. Its eye-catching design and best-in-class features are getting noticed as more and more customers choose to go with redi-GO”.

Datsun Redi-Go Interiors

“We have started deliveries of redi-GOs this month to customers across the country and are delighted by the way Datsun redi-GO is being embraced by the younger generation in the country”, Arun Malhotra added.

Designed for young generation of car buyers, Datsun says that the redi-Go is for India’s ready-to-go generation. The same has been beautifully captured in their official TVC.

Based on the Renault-Nissan Alliance’ CMF-A platform, there are plans to launch more cars on the same platform in the future. Most likely a sub 4 meter sedan, crossover and SUV. Apart from this, there are also reports that the Redi-Go will get a 1.0 liter engine in the near future along with an AMT gearbox.

This article has first appeared in Rushlane.com

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