First showcased as a concept at the 2014 Auto Expo, the most affordable Datsun car yet, is all set to be revealed in front of a global audience in a few hours.
Teased in two official sketches, it is safe to assume that the Datsun redi-GO production spec variant is heavily inspired by the concept, which had generated quite a hype back in 2014.
Exterior design highlights include trademark hexagonal honeycomb grille with a chrome border, swept back headlamps, SUVish tall body design, stylish alloys, and vertical boomerang shaped taillamps. Interiors are still under wraps.
Engine option on offer will be a 800 cc petrol 3 cylinder motor which also powers the Renault Kwid. This motor is mated to a 5 speed MT and generates 54 PS and 72 Nm. Apart from this, it is also expected to get Nissan’s new 1.0 liter three cylinder diesel engine. AMT option could also be on offer.
Based on Renault-Nissan Alliance’s CMF-A platform, the new Datsun redi-GO will share underpinnings with Renault Kwid, which was launched back in September 2015 in India. Already a grand success, Kwid has managed to overturn Renault India’s fortune in the Indian auto industry. Will the redi-GO spell a similar success for Datsun, only time will tell?
For now, you can watch the redi-GO making global premiere LIVE on your computer or smartphone in the feed below.