Datsun will treat the upcoming festive season with facelifted versions of Go and Go+ alongside a special edition Redi-Go
It has been recently reported that Nissan and its budget sub-brand Datsun will address different set of price range, as the former will summon its position as a premium automaker while the latter will be responsible for volume sales at below Rs. 10 lakh.
Datsun’s run in the Indian market has so far been topsy-turvy while moments of brilliance have resulted in good products like the very affordable Redi-Go and Go hatchbacks. The Japanese automaker will be making its compelling presence right away as new vehicles are about to reach showrooms sooner rather than later.
In an interview, Thomas Kuehi, President of Nissan India Operations, has confirmed that Datsun is preparing to launch new products including a SUV. As we have previously reported, the SUV will sit under Rs. 10 lakh price bracket, meaning that it will be a sub-four-metre product.
While Kuehl did not divulge much about the possible Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza rival, it is more likely to sit on the improved version of the CMF-A architecture that underpins the popular Renault Kwid. The flexible platform will give raise to the upcoming Renault and Datsun vehicles in the near future including a MPV that was recently spotted in India.
The Datsun SUV won’t be the Cross sold in many Asian markets as initially anticipated but it is expected to have a sporty styling to compete against the likes of Tata Nexon and the upcoming Mahindra S201. Going by Datsun’s knack of pricing its products very aggressively, the subcompact SUV is the one to watch out for when it goes on sale.
It will derive power from a small capacity turbocharged fuel-efficient petrol engine from Datsun’s stable as a diesel mill cannot be expected at least initially. While the SUV could be couple of years away, Datsun will treat the upcoming festive season with facelifted versions of the Go and Go+ that are already available elsewhere.
Apart from them, a special edition Redi-Go is also in the pipeline for the coming months. The updated Go twins will come with revised cosmetics and there will be refreshed interior with availability of touchscreen infotainment system and other upmarket elements. They will also boast standard dual airbags, ABS, segment-first VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control), etc.