Snapshot: Datsun, Nissan’s low cost car arm, unveiled two new cars at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo, one in production guise and the other in concept form. The production version of the Datsun Go+ MPV and the Redi-Go hatchback concept were the two new cars that Datsun showcased. The Japanese low cost car brand also showcased a sport kit equipped version of the Go hatchback.
Datsun will launch the Go hatchback in March this year. The car will be priced under 4 lakh rupees and will be aimed at buyers looking at options such as the Maruti Suzuki WagonR and the Hyundai i10. Bookings for the Datsun Go hatchback will be opened in the next few days. Even as the Go hatchback is on a nation wide road show, Datsun showcased a Sport kit equipped version of the Go at the Auto Expo.
The Datsun Redi-Go concept previews the hatchback that the Japanese car brand plans to launch next year. The Redi-Go will be powered by an 800 cc-triple cylinder petrol engine and the car is currently under development at the Renault-Nissan Technical Center at Chennai.
Notably, the Redi-Go will share its platform with the Renault A-Entry, another entry-level 800 cc hatchback. Both cars will use the CMF-A architecture, a brand new platform that will underpin future Renault, Nissan, Datsun and Dacia cars.
The Datsun Go+ MPV is a sub-4 meter product that will seat seven adults. The MPV will be launched in India next year. The car shares parts and its platform with the Go hatchback, which also means that it uses the Nissan Micra’s V platform. Like the Go hatchback, the Go+ will be sold with a 1.2 liter-3 cylinder petrol engine.