The Red-Go hatchback has turned out to be the knight in the shinning armor for Nissan’s budget brand Datsun in India. The automaker has been observing record sales thanks to this entry level hatchback. Currently, the Redi-Go is powered by a 0.8-litre which is capable of churning out 52Bhp along with 72Nm of peak torque. Now according to several media reports, it is to be believed, that Datsun is going to a new 1.0-litre engine in the Redi-Go.
The engine is question here in all likeliness is going to be the 1.0-litre SCe unit that is currently available with the Renault KWID. This motor, with its 3-cylinder assembly churns out 67Bhp along with 91Nm of peak torque. Read More: Special edition redi-Go Sport gets high demand: Datsun to increase production
To make things furthermore exciting and in favor of the Redi-Go, Datsun also plans to introduce the AMT gearbox on the hatchback as well. It will again be the same assembly which was recently introduced on the Renault KWID. Read More: Datsun RediGo Sport vs Datsun RediGo: Spot the difference
Sold alongside the standard 5-speed manual gearbox, the AMT and the 1.0-litre engine in the Redi-Go will be made available on the top spec S trims, increasing the prices of the vehicle by up to 1 lakh at most. Currently, the prices for the base variant of the Datsun Redi-Go start at INR 2.38 lakh while the top of the line model retails at INR 3.34 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Datsun recently launched the Redi-Go Sport which comes with multiple new features on baord and retails at a price of INR 3.49 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Read Also: P.V. Sindhu rewarded with Datsun redi-GO Sport for splendid performance at summer games
When launched, the Datsun Redi-Go sport will compete against the likes of Renault KWID, Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 and the Hyundai Eon.
Source: ET Auto