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Datsun to Enter Sri Lanka; redi-GO Launch in September 2016

Snapshot: Datsun would start its Sri Lankan operations with the sales of all-new Datsun redi-GO, which was launched in India in early June 2016.

Datsun is all set to expand its global presence with resuming operations in Sri Lanka, where it was first introduced in 1957. This news comes just a few weeks after the legendary brand was brought back to Lebanon. The company would start its Sri Lankan operations with the sales of all-new Datsun redi-GO, which was launched in India in early June 2016. The car will be offered through the dealer network of Nissan’s long-time partner in Sri Lanka, Associated Motorways (Private) Ltd. (AMW).

Also Read: Datsun recently delivered 500 units of redi-GO in Haryana, India

"The return of Datsun to Sri Lanka is a key element of our expansion in fast-growing markets where there is growing demand for personal mobility," said Vincent Cobee, Global Head of Datsun. “Datsun's key values – Dream, Access and Trust - are designed to accommodate the needs and aspirations of up-and-coming customers who seek attractive styling, modern engineering, worry-free ownership, and an engaging driving experience. We are delighted to return to Sri Lanka with Datsun redi-GO to expand our offer in the largest vehicle market segment to a new generation of Sri Lankan customers who are ready for something new and exciting.” The redi-GO comes with best-in-class ground clearance of 185 mm.

The hatch has already become hit in the Indian market with over 10,000 bookings registered in no time. Datsun redi-GO sales are scheduled to begin in September in the Sri Lankan market, with pricing and vehicle grades information to be announced as the start of sales draws closer. The India-spec redi-GO is powered by the same 0.8L 3-cylinder petrol engine, which does duties to the highly successful Renault Kwid. It churns out 53bhp of top power and 72Nm of peak torque, while mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The hatch returns a promising mileage of 25.17kmpl, while touching the 100kmph mark from standstill in a best-in-segment time of 15.98 seconds.

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