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Datsun redi-Go’s sales powers Nissan in August

Snapshot: Nissan now ranks on 2nd place in JD Power Asia Pacific 2016 India Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI).

Japanese auto-maker Nissan has announced that the brand has sold 5,918vehicles as against 2,809 units in the corresponding month last year. Undoubted, Nissan’s low-cost brand Datsun has made this achievement with its latest offering, the redi-Go. For the third straight month, Nissan India has registered over 5,000 units of sale in the country, which is 111 percent year-on-year growth for the month of August 2016.

Commenting on the sales results, Guillaume Sicard, President, Nissan India Operations, said, “This is the third straight month that Nissan Motor has sold over 5,000 vehicles in one month. Our robust performance continued in August thanks to the strong sales of the Datsun redi-GO and its positive reception across India. We were also delighted to be ranked second in the JD Power Asia Pacific 2016 India Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI), which shows we are providing a better experience to customers.”

Reportedly, Datsun has received over 20,000 bookings in the country for its small hatch since its launch in June. Not only this, Nisan has also raised its ranking to second place in the annual J.D. Power 2016 India Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) Study, scoring 831 out of the 1000 point scale, where in the year 2015, it was ranked third.

Being pitted against Hyundai Eon, Maruti Alto 800, Hyundai Eon and Renault Kwid in the country, the redi-Go hatchback gets its power from a 0.8-litre three-cylinder petrol unit, which is good to develop 53bhp of maximum power with a peak torque of 72Nm. The engine comes paired with a five-speed manual gearbox and claims to return an impressive fuel efficiency of 25.17kmpl. The redi-Go prices starts at Rs. 2.38 lakh for the base variant (ex-showroom Delhi).

Earlier, the Japanese auto-maker had registered a growth of 188 percent and 126 percent in June and July this year, respectively.

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