Datsun Redi-GO can be Nissan’s Kwid version

If you have already read out article on the next generation Nissan Micra/March, you know this car will get bigger and more sophisticated. That will make room for a new vehicle below the B segment hatchback, especially in countries were car prices prevent lots of people of getting a brand new car. But what would be a Nissan version for the Renault Kwid, the A segment hatchback that is making so much success in India? Possibly a Nissan version of the Datsun Redi-GO. Have a look at the rendering Indian Autos Blog has created for the new car, above, and tell us: doesn’t it remind you of the Kwid, pictured below?

Renault-Kwid

Proportions are very similar because both cars have been created over the CMF A platform. And there are good reasons to believe in a Nissan version for the redi-GO. Datsun is probably not going to be sold in other markets apart from India in the near future. Nissan’s attempt to resurrect the brand has not paid off with the GO, which has faced very poor sales since its presentation. If there are markets that would buy a beautiful small Nissan, at an affordable price, why not go for it?

A huge market for Nissan to explore with its version of the Redi-GO would be Brazil. It already has a respectable dealer network, there is a need for affordable new cars and the new Micra/March will very likely be also sold in the country, moving upwards when compared to the current March. Apart from that, Renault will launch the Kwid in Brazil in the second half of 2016 in order to replace the Clio II. The old hatchback is still for sale as the entry car in Renault’s line-up. Engines and the platform will already be around. And the development costs of a car are much easier to amortize when you have larger scales of production. In as many countries as possible.

Datsun-Redi-Go-scoop

Being a budget car seems not to have affected the design of the new Redi-GO, which looks aggressive and interesting. The Datsun GO doesn’t. We will keep an eye on the little CMF A fellow.

Source: Indian Autos Blog

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.