Launched a little more than two months ago at a starting price of just INR 2.38 lakhs, Datsun Redi-Go is one of the cheapest car on offer in India today.
Photos of a brand new Datsun Redi-Go engulfed in flames started circulating on social media earlier today. The incident occurred at about 2 PM this afternoon on the busy Aarey junction on Western Express Highway in Mumbai.
Rushlane contacted Nissan India to clarify the cause behind a brand new Datsun Redi-Go (which has a temporary number plate) catching fire. At this point, it is not exactly clear why the car caught fire. We were told that the car was on its way from a stockyard to a dealership. It was being driven by a driver, and no one else was in the car. The driver has escaped from the car without any injury.
One of the person who witnessed the incident, tells Rushlane that the car’s engine started emitting smoke from the bonnet. The driver was cautious enough to stop the car right-away and step out of the vehicle. Within minutes the car’s engine caught fire and soon the entire car was engulfed in flames. By the time helped arrived it was too late to save the car.
Traffic came to a standstill on both sides of the road. It was only after fire brigade arrived that the accident scene was cleared for traffic.
Redi-Go is Nissan India’s best-selling car. Manufactured at Renault-Nissan Alliance’s plant in Chennai, it is based on the Renault Kwid platform. Both cars share the same platform, engine, transmission, and many components.
Read our Datsun Redi-Go Review.