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The Datsun redi-GO has finally made its global debut in Delhi, India. The compact model the Japanese car maker calls an “Urban Crossover” is the second model to be based on the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s CMF-A platform (following the Renault Kwid) and is ready for orders in India, with deliveries expected to begin in June.

Pricing is estimated to start from INR250,000 (RM14.6k) and will be competitively set against its key rivals in the country, the Renault Kwid, Maruti Suzuki Alto and Hyundai Eon. As teased before, the production model appears to be very similarly designed with the redi-GO concept that was revealed in 2014.

“In a sea of look-a-like hatchbacks, the Datsun redi-GO’s modern and distinctive looks help it stand out from the crowd. Aptly called, YUKAN design (brave and bold), its design reflects the sense of individuality of the people who buy the car — confident go-getters who know where they want to be in life,” said Vincent Cobee, global head of Datsun.

Up front, the humble hatch features a large hexagonal grille surrounded by chrome trim, reflector headlamps and a silver front apron that resembles a protective skid plate commonly featured on crossovers of the kind. Higher-spec variants appear to feature LED daytime running lights on the front bumper too.

At the rear, there’s a contoured tailgate and bulbed tail lights as well. A silver rear bumper insert is featured here as well, adding to the redi-GO’s rugged appearance. Most importantly, the car is said to have a ground clearance of 185 mm — Datsun claims this to be the best-in-class.

But that’s not all the car maker claims to be class leading. Inside, the redi-GO’s rear seat spaciousness, knee room and driver visibility are all claimed to top its class. The cabin features a three-spoke steering wheel, fabric seats, circular air-conditioning vents, a single-deck radio head unit and power windows. There’s noticeably a lot of storage compartments here, too.

The Datsun redi-GO is powered by an 800 cc three-cylinder petrol engine. Power and fuel consumption figures will only be revealed later. Just one transmission option has been revealed at this point, being a five-speed manual. Again, Datsun claims that the redi-GO has class-leading fuel consumption, but as mentioned, will only reveal this closer to its market launch.

Live event pictures courtesy of IndianAutosBlog.