With the upcoming launch of the Datsun redi-GO, Nissan is pushing ahead with the plan of expanding its dealerships in the India.
"We are gearing up to launch Datsun redi-Go, which will compete in the entry level car segment of the Indian market. With redi-Go, Datsun is pioneering a new segment - Urban Cross, combining the best of a hatchback and a cross over", President of Nissan India Operations, Guillaume Sicard said.
"As we expand our dealership footprint we are on course to meet our target of establishing 300 dealerships by end of March 2017 across the country," he said.
Currently, there are 218 Nissan dealers across 165 cities in India, adding another 300 would help and enable customers to access for sales and service your Nissan car.
The Datsun redi-GO will be an entry-level hatchback and will compete in the 800cc segment of Renault Kwid, Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 and Hyundai Eon.
The entry-level hatchback is an exciting category and this segment forms the bread and butter of the company. Maruti has hold fort for more than a decade with the sales of the Alto brand of ts cars. Now, Renault Kwid has taken the market by storm.
Time will tell if the Datsun redi-GO will be accepted by the customers and will threaten to shake up the segment. The car is expected with a price tag of Rs. 2 to 3.5 lakh ex-showroom.
The Datsun red-GO is powered by a 799cc petrol engine, which will churn out 53bhp and 72Nm of torque and will be mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The redi-GO will feature driver side airbags on the top variant of the car. The Datsun redi-GO will go on sale from June 2016.