Failed in the market cheap Datsun updated for the second time this year

Failed in the market cheap Datsun updated for the second time this year

In India will start selling the updated hatchback redi-GO. The design has not changed, the update is reduced to expand the list of basic equipment.

Little “pyatidverka” the Datsun redi-GO made its debut in 2016. The model is designed for the Indian market, its closest relative is the Renault Kwid, both CD based on the platform CMF-A. Both are the same hatch is now experiencing not the best times. But if the Kvid in India previously lined up huge queues, the redi-GO glory to win and failed. At the end of last year, sales of the Datsun budget has fallen by 19% to 22 556 units (Kwid has sold 66 815 copies, -28%), while in January-June 2019 the demand fell by more than half the customers just transferred 6151 instance redi-GO vs 30 463 implemented hatchback Kwid (-9%). However, to abandon the hatchback Datsun brand is not going to – it updated, and for the second time this year.

The first modernization of the redi-GO has experienced in March, when he finally got ABS and EBD, but the design did not change. The current update is also affected only the equipment models, and like the first time, it is forced – the CD lead to compliance with the more stringent safety standards.

So now redi-GO in the “base” not only has ABS+EBD and driver’s airbag (was previously only available in top-end configuration), rear Parking assist sensors, a warning system speeding and signal devices safety belts (for driver and front passenger). That’s basically all the new clothes. The second “airbag” never appeared. From the benefits of civilization are still available air conditioning Yes a simple radio, although related Kwid even a multimedia system.

As before, the redi-GO is offered with three-cylinder gasoline “atmospherically” 0.8 and 1.0 with a capacity of 54 and 68 HP respectively (the Kvid the same engines). Both engines are paired with five-speed “mechanics”, and for liter is still a robotic box. Drive – only the front.

Becoming safer, Datsun redi-GO has risen in price: the price starts from $ 279 to 650 rupees, which is almost 12 000 rupees more than asking for the old hatch.

Meanwhile, the Indian Renault Kwid will soon be transformed externally, the hatch will get bunk head optics. Probably, next year, the redi-GO will also tweak the design, but it is the model of Datsun will your.

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