We were expecting a price tag of around Rs 2.5 lakh for the Datsun Redigo, considering the fact that the hatchback will be positioned below its partner company’s Renault Kwid. However, a supposed leak from yesterday suggests that Datsun may opt for a shock price, under cutting the segment leader Alto 800, with a sticker price of Rs 2.39 lakh.
The Datsun Redigo, based on the same CMFA platform of the Kwid, is a new generation car, compared to most of its competitors. Also, like the Kwid, it is designed to look like a mini crossover with decent street presence. While the Kwid in itself had a very competitive price, to bring down the price further Datsun will offer fewer features.
The price announcement for the Redigo is scheduled for June 7. The Datsun Redigo uses the 800cc engine with a five-speed manual transmission, sending 53bhp and 72Nm of torque to the front wheels. The top-end trim will have a music player and driver-side airbag, though it will miss out on other safety features. Datsun had opened the bookings for the hatchback a while ago and will offer the car in five colours - ruby red, white, silver, lime green, and grey.