Just launched recently, last month, on June 7 2016, the Datsun redi-Go has crossed 10,000 bookings within just one month, since launch. The redi-Go had already been a much awaited entry-level compact hatchback, which had already attracted young customers, with its stylish design�built on the CMF-A (Common Module Family) platform, developed by both Renault and Nissan. The CMF-A platform is shared by both the redi-Go and the Renault Kwid, which also did well to boost the sales numbers of Renault.
The 10,000 plus bookings of the redi-Go helped Datsun post a record 188 percent sales growth in India in the month of June. Most of the bookings have come from metropolitan and tier 2 cities, going with its �urban cross� theme.
Commenting on the majority of sales coming from urban areas, Arun Malhotra, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India Private Limited, said, �This reflects redi-GO's 'urban-cross' spirit-a unique fusion of compact crossover and hatchback. The vehicle's other features, including high ground clearance, spaciousness and distinctive styling, are proving popular with customers.�
The redi-Go is priced at Rs. 2.39 lakh starting price with its higher-end version priced at Rs. 3.34 lakh. The �urban cross� is known for its class leading ground clearance at 185 mm, with dimensions of 3,429 mm length, 1,560 mm width and 1541 mm height.
Under the hood, the redi-Go also has the 799 cc, three-cylinder, petrol engine that develops 53 bhp and 72 Nm torque, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, delivering a segment-best fuel economy of 25.17 kmpl. The redi-Go does face stiff competition and challenges from the successful Maruti Alto 800, Hyundai Eon and Renault Kwid, which the Nissan brand has been getting close to pip.
The Datsun redi-Go may be booked from Nissan and Datsun�s 227 dealerships across the whole of India. Deliveries of the redi-Go have started since July, says Mr. Malhotra, Managing Director of Nissan Motor India Private Limited.