The Datsun redi-Go small car which is slated to make its world premiere on April 14 in Delhi has been unveiled in the form of two digital renderings. As expected, the most affordable Datsun product is a mildly watered down version of the concept which debuted at the 2014 Auto Expo.
The redi-Go is the second product to be based on Renault-Nissan Alliance’s CMF-A modular platform (the first one being the Renault Kwid) which was primarily engineered in India. With a high localization level of around 98%, the redi-Go will benefit from a highly competitive cost structure like its French counterpart.
Whereas the Kwid settles for a boxy SUV-ish look, the Datsun version goes for a tall boy design which should make for good vertical space. Salient design features include the signature chrome hexagonal grille, peeled back headlamps, a hexagonal greenhouse and boomerang-shaped taillights. The interior design continues to be under wraps.
Since the Renault Kwid itself is priced very competitively (starts at INR 2.63 lakhs ex-showroom, Delhi), Datsun India is expected to play around the equipment list in order to get the pricing spot on. The Kwid’s 800 cc three-cylinder petrol engine which puts out 54 PS and 72 Nm of torque would be carried forward but the Datsun redi-Go could offer more engine options at a later stage.