Datsun to launch Redi-Go on Thursday

Datsun will unveil its Redi-Go, its third product for the global products, in Delhi on Thursday. "Watch, as we unveil another exciting chapter in the automotive industry. It's time to not just chase but catch up to your dreams as you experience the All New Datsun," ran the company's teaser campaign.

The new hatchback will compete against the Maruti Alto 800 and the Renault Kwid. The Redi-Go is based on the CMF-A platform, which is currently shared by the Renault Kwid. Datsun is the small car unit of Japanese major Nissan.

The Redi-Go is likely to be powered by an 800 cc engine - the same as with the Kwid - mated to a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox. Analysts expect the car to be priced below Rs2.5 lakh.

Datsun launched two other small cars - the Go and Go plus - but they failed to make a mark in the Indian market.

At the Delhi Auto Expo 2016, Datsun showcased its Go-cross Concept for the first time. The crossover concept is the brand's vision for a potential Datsun GO/GO+ family expansion into high-growth markets, adding a sense of style, adventure and fun to the expo line-up.

says: "Although it is a pure show car at the moment, the Datsun GO-cross Concept is designed to meet the needs and preferences of a new generation of drivers, Koji Nagano, Datsun's Executive Design Director had said.