Datsun has now announced that pre-bookings for the upcoming Redi-GO 1.0L AMT have officially opened from January 10, 2018. Customers can make an upfront payment of Rs 10,000 at all Nissan and Datsun showrooms across India for the AMT-equipped entry-level hatch.
The deliveries will begin from January 23 after the Japanese corporation concludes the launch. The delivery timeline will depend upon the variants and the payment methods chosen by the buyers. The redi-GO 1.0-litre AMT will be accessible at a premium of Rs 35,000 to 40,000 over the corresponding variants with the 5-speed manual gearbox.
The Redi-GO 1.0L AMT will utilize the same 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine that is offered on the T(O) and S variants. This engine produces 67 BHP at 5,500 rpm and 91 Nm of peak torque at 4,250 rpm. The engine will be paired with a 5-speed AMT that likewise does duty in the Renault Kwid AMT. The AMT alternative will be accessible in top-spec variant and will carry the 1.0 insignia which distinguishes it from the smaller 0.8-litre variant.
Commenting on the occasion, Jerome Saigot, Managing Director, Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd, said, "We keep customers at the heart of everything we do. During the last 20 months, we have launched four variants of Datsun redi-GO to address the varying needs of our customers. With the new redi-GO AMT, we aim to provide consumers with the convenience of city drive at an accessible price and best in class ground clearance, mileage, headroom space, high seating position and attractive design."
Currently, the Datsun redi-GO AMT with the 5-speed manual gearbox is estimated at Rs 2.41 Lakh to Rs 3.75 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for the top-of-the-line Gold variant. The T(O) variant is the one from where the 1.0-litre engine alternatives are accessible and it is evaluated at Rs 3.58 Lakh. The new redi-GO AMT will go up against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 AMT and the Kwid AMT from Renault.