Nissan India is all set to launch the 1.0L and AMT variants of Datsun rediGO next month in the country. If media reports are to be believed, then the rediGO 1.0L and AMT would debut on July 19, 2017 in the Indian market. The firm’s entry-level and most successful offering redi-GO hatch was launched in June 2016 in five grades: D, A, T, T (O), and S. Datsun has retailed nearly 2000 units of the small car on a monthly average basis and till date, over 30,000 units have been sold. The rediGO 1.0L and AMT variants are likely to be related to the standard hatch as far as cosmetics are concerned. Underpinning the same CMF-A architecture as the Renault Kwid, the redi-GO 1.0L variant is expected to be powered by the sister hatch’s 1.0L 3-cylinder SCe petrol engine. The torque and power output performance figures are likely to be the same at 67bhp at 5000rpm and 91Nm at 4250rpm, respectively. The engine would be mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. As for the rediGO AMT, it would borrow the same gearbox that comes with the Kwid. The AMT unit is being advanced by using the FEV software and Bosch hardware.
With the introduction of these new variants, the Japanese automaker intends to further accentuate the sales of the hatchback. Nissan’s association partner Renault used the same strategy to increase the sales number of the Kwid hatchback. Being based on the new YUKAN Japanese design philosophy, Datsun rediGO comes with best-in-segment ground clearance of 185mm. The 1.0L and AMT variants might come equipped with twin front airbags as standard or even optional features. The 800cc variants of the priced in a range of Rs.2.38-3.34 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi) in the country. The price of the 1.0L variant can be expected around Rs.3.75 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi), while the AMT variant might cost in extra of Rs.4 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, Delhi). The 800cc variants deliver an exceptional mileage of 25.17kmpl (ARAI Specified), while the fuel economy of 1.0L variant could be a bit lower, around 22-23kmpl. The Renault Kwid 1.0L returns a remarkable fuel efficiency of 23.01kmpl (ARAI Specified).