Datsun has started pre-bookings for its much-awaited 'Datsun redi-Go ' urban-cross, a unique fusion of compact crossover and hatchback, from May 1.
The Datsun redi-Go, which will be produced at the Renault-Nissan plant in Chennai, will be launched in India on June 1, 2016.
Priced between Rs. 2.5 lakh and Rs. 3.5 lakh (ex-showroom), the variants will be announced during the launch. Customers can pre-book their Datsun redi-Go with a fully refundable down payment of Rs 5,000 at Nissan dealerships across India.
The Datsun redi-Go will be powered by an 800cc petrol motor at launch. Essentially the same engine as the Kwid, the version in the redi-Go will get a slightly different tuning. It is powered by an all-new 0.8L three-cylinder fuel efficient engine paired with a five-speed manual transmission.
The urban cross vehicle combines the style, roominess, high seating position, best-in-class ground clearance (185mm) and sheer joy of riding in a crossover blended with the zippy driving, agility and great fuel economy of a compact hatchback.
The Datsun redi-Go will be sold through Nissan's 217 dealerships across India which are set up in 165 cities.
Arun Malhotra, managing director, Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd., said, "Created specifically for India and manufactured here, we are confident the Datsun redi-Go will delight our customers. It's this country's first urban-cross vehicle, and a testament to our commitment to bring our best to India."
The Datsun redi-Go will rival the Maruti Suzuki Alto, the Hyundai Eon and its own siblings, the Datsun Go and the Renault Kwid.
Prospective customers can also book the Datsun redi-GO online through Snapdeal.com, India's leading ecommerce platform.
Datsun launched an innovative 'Datsun India App' to keep customers updated on the latest news about the Datsun redi-Go. The customers will also have an option to book the car through this App, downloaded from Google Play store.