Datsun has unveiled its Redi-go Concept at the 2014 Auto Expo. Based on the same platform as the Go hatchback and the Go+MPV, it is a compact crossover and according to the company has been designed to capture the imagination of India’s rising generation. The car had been previewed over the course of the last few weeks via sketches from the automaker.
Datsun Redi-GO CONCEPT builds on Datsun’s design language, being modern and distinctive, clear and robust, vigorous and positive. Combining five-door hatchback practicality with a rugged SUV stance, the Datsun Redi-GO CONCEPT previews a potential small crossover for the Indian market.
The fascia gets a sleeker version of the Go’s headlights as well as a larger front air intakes as well LED fog lamps which obviously will not make their way on to the production version.
The body is finished in a shade of lime green. The lime green contrasts with matte aluminium-look grey finish for the sills, wheels arches, and bumper inserts reinforcing its crossover concept aspects. It gets a contrast coloured roof and the windscreen extends over the cabin and finishes in an extended spoiler.
With a wheelbase of 2,350 mm and high ground clearance Datsun Redi-GO in production form will be quite airy and roomy inside. The company says that the crossover styling offers greater ground clearance allowing the car to cope better with challenging road surfaces, while the commanding driving position gives drivers an enhanced – and therefore safer – view over the traffic ahead.
It is expected to get the same interiors as the Go and Go+ right down to the feature list and upholstery. In terms of engines it will be powered by the same three cylinder 1.2-litre petrol engine that produces around 75bhp and 105 Nm of torque.
We expect that this vehicle will go into production next year and will be priced in the range of Rs3.5 to Rs 5.5 lakh. It will compete with vehicles in the B-segment.