As part of their plan to expand globally, Datsun has announced their re-entry into Sri Lanka. A sub-brand of Nissan, which is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, who recently launched the Renault Kwid in Sri Lanka, are going to offer many more products in the island nation soon.
Datsun has appointed Associated Motorways Pvt. Ltd, Gangarama, Colombo, as their local partners and plans 5 sales and 5 service outlets in the country over the next one year.
Datsun redi-GO will go on sale sometime in September with pricing and other details to be revealed closer to that date. The redi-Go is priced at INR 2.38 lakhs in India. But in Sri Lanka, it will be imported as CBU from India, which will increase the price of the car by at least 2.5 times.
Datsun redi-GO is designed to attract young buyers across Sri Lanka, as it has done in India where it was launched in July 2016. The redi-Go is built in keeping with demands of younger section of buyers with added freshness, an eye catching design, interior space, best in class ground clearance at 185mm and promises zippy driving styles.
It is powered by a 3 cylinder petrol 800 cc engine also seen on the Renault Kwid offering 54 PS power at 5,678 rpm and 72 Nm torque at 4,386 rpm mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox. The Datsun redi-GO weighs a total of 640 kgs while fuel efficiency stands at 25.17 kmpl. Efficient pricing in India is possible due to 98% localization levels.
Read our Datsun Redi-Go Review.