Datsun Redi-Go petrol hatchback to be sold with automated manual transmission

The Redi-Go, next hatchback that Datsun will offer in India, is likely to come with the Automated Manual Transmission (AMT). The car was showcased at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo in concept guise and will hit the production line next year. The Redi-Go hatchback will be the least priced Datsun car in India and will sit below the Go hatchback and the upcoming Go+ 7 seat MPV. Click here to know more about the Datsun RediGo.

Datsun RediGo Hatchback Pic
Datsun Redi-Go Hatchback

AutoJunction suggests that the upcoming Datsun Redi-Go will be launched with an Automatic Manual Transmission (AMT). As the Redi-Go is likely to be priced between 2-3 lakh rupees, an AMT equipped variant of the car is likely to be the least priced AMT equipped hatchback sold in India.

AMT is getting bigger in the Indian car market by the day, what with a slew of car makers readying up car variants equipped with the AMT. With Maruti Suzuki opening up the floodgates by launching the Celerio equipped with the AMT, and planning to follow it up with the likes of the WagonR and Alto K10 AMT variants, the Indian car space is all set to see a flurry of launches with AMTs.

Tata Motors has confirmed the AMT box on the upcoming Bolt hatchback and Zest compact sedan while Mahindra is working on a Quanto equipped with the AMT.

CarToq explains how the Automated Manual Transmission works.

The 800 cc Datsun Redi-Go hatchback is currently under development in India, at the Renault-Nissan technical center. The car will be developed ground up in India, on the CMF-A architecture. An acronym for common module family, this parts and production sharing architecture is Renault-Nissan’s push into the future of car making. The first set of cars based on this architecture for the Indian market will include the likes of the Datsun Redi-Go and the Renault A-Entry.

The Renault A-Entry is also an 800 cc car that will share its platform with the Datsun Redi-Go. However, the A-Entry will sit above the Datsun Redi-Go in terms of price and positioning. With the rumour suggesting that the Datsun Redi-Go will be equipped with an AMT option, the same could hold true for the Renault A-Entry as well considering that both cars will share parts, production facilities and platforms.