Datsun redi-GO Prices to Start Under Rs. 2.5 lakh; Can Rivals Match It
By Seshan Vijayraghvan
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Published on April 15, 2016
- Datsun redi-GO to be priced in India starting at Rs. 2.5 lakh
- Datsun redi-GO will compete with Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 and Renault Kwid
- Datsun redi-GO will undercut Renault Kwid by almost Rs. 10,000
Nissan-owned Japanese carmaker Datsun today unveiled India's first compact urban cross - redi-GO. The car is slated for a June 2016 launch and the company will start accepting booking from May 1 itself. Datsun has claimed that it will be targeting the young and first time buyers with the redi-GO and thus will be priced very aggressively. To keep the car within the reach of target group, Datsun redi-GO will even undercut the Renault Kwid in India. Sources close to the company have revealed that the car is expected to be priced about Rs. 10,000 less than the Kwid across variants. In fact the company is looking to get very aggressive, and given the redi-GO is shorter and slightly smaller than the Kwid, prices could actually dip to starting below Rs 2.5 lakh.
Commenting on their new product, Vincent Cobee, Global Head, Datsun said, "We have a full new platform, we have a full new engine, new transmission. It is a completely new car so yes we put all the advantages on our side to bring modernity, to bring innovation, to bring superior capability in a segment where newness is the not the best attribute in all our competitors. So we are quite confident that we will have a very attractive offer when it launches. Not only in price terms but also in performance. But when it comes to price we aim to start at Rs 2.5 lakh."
Based on the company's popular CMF-A platform, the car come with a stylish design language and the exciting features, making Datsun redi-GO a true value for money product. This indicates that the redi-GO will be a direct competition to the Renault Kwid and segment leader Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, well at least in term of pricing. So let's put down the prices on paper and see what will be the difference be like.
Starting with the top selling car in the segment, the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 is the most affordable offering from the Indo-Japanese carmaker. Available at a starting price of Rs. 2.56 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the standard base variant with non-metallic paint job and the most basic features going right up to Rs. 3.52 lakh for the range topping VXI (O) petrol variant and Rs. 3.77 for the CNG powered LXI variant (both ex-showroom, Delhi). The former offers features like driver side airbag, AC, power windows and remote control key fob.
On the other hand the Renault Kwid is the closest competitor to the Alto 800 with better feature offerings, stylish design, and crossover-like stance. After its price hike, the Kwid is currently available at a starting price of Rs. 2.62 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base STD variant. The prices go up to Rs. 3.67 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for to top-of-the-line RXT variant, which also comes with a driver side airbag.
Considering the fact that the redi-GO will undercut the Renault Kwid's prices by Rs. 10,000 we expect the car's price tag to start from Rs. 2.51 lakh for the base variant going right up to Rs. 3.59 lakh (Both ex-showroom, Delhi) for the top-of-the-line variant, which we hope gets a driver side airbag too.
Here's the detailed variant-wise price comparison between all three cars -
|Alto 800 (Metallic & Non-Metallic)||Kwid||redi-Go (expected)|
|STD||Rs. 2.56 lakh to Rs. 2.6 lakh||STD||Rs. 2.62 lakh||Base Variant||Rs. 2.50 lakh|
|LX||Rs. 2.93 lakh to Rs. 2.97 lakh||RXE||Rs. 2.98 lakh||NA|
|LXI||Rs. 3.16 lakh to Rs. 3.19 lakh||RXL||Rs. 3.23 lakh|
|LXI CNG||Rs. 3.73 lakh to Rs. 3.77 lakh||RXT||Rs. 3.57 lakh|
|VXI||Rs. 3.73 lakh to Rs. 3.77 lakh||RXT (Airbag)||Rs. 3.67 lakh|
|VXI (Airbag)||Rs. 3.48 lakh to Rs. 3.52 lakh||NA|
Last Updated on April 15, 2016
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